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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:10 PM

Update on my brother

My brother, who we were afraid we might lose just a few weeks ago, is now in rehab at Alta Bates in Berkeley! He was finally diagnosed with LG-1 autoimmune encephalitis, which isn't exactly common, but leave it to him to have something weird, as my other brother (the doctor) said. He started to rally after his third plasmapharesis, and had a total of five of those. He still requires assistance getting out of bed, and he has some short term memory deficits, but on the whole is doing much better than expected. Hopefully he will be home for Christmas!

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Jilly_in_VA Nov 24 OP
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livetohike Nov 24 #5
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ZonkerHarris Nov 24 #15
COL Mustard Nov 24 #16
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momta Nov 24 #18
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 24 #19
Karadeniz Nov 24 #20
electric_blue68 Nov 24 #21
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:12 PM

1. Yaaaaaay!

Ty for your happy update!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:20 PM

2. That's fantastic!!

Congratulations!!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:29 PM

3. Great news, Jilly.

I hope he continues to improve.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:30 PM

4. So happy for your family. 🙌

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:34 PM

5. Great news! Hopefully, everyone will have a nice Thanksgiving

knowing that your brother is recovering .

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:54 PM

6. Great news!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:57 PM

7. Such wonderful news! So happy for him, for you, and all your family

Now enjoy the best Thanksgiving holiday ever.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:12 PM

8. Wow, that is a fabulous recovery!

Kudos to the doctors who provided the correct diagnosis. In cases of unusual afflictions, a correct diagnosis is often half the way to recovery. My wife was (correctly) diagnosed with a very rare—and usually inevitably fatal—form of cancer five years ago. But because it was caught and correctly identified in its earliest stage, the surgeon said she might just be that one in ten thousand that survives it. So far, she has been. No recurrence detected at all, so far, and that is five years that apparently no woman diagnosed with this particular cancer ever has a right to hope for. Good on ALL of you for not giving up!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:18 PM

9. Fantastic!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:24 PM

10. Update on my brother

Wonderful news, Jilly. May he continue improving.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:51 PM

11. Good to hear!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:53 PM

12. 👏👏👏👏👏

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:02 PM

13. good news!

your family has something to celebrate tomorrow for sure. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:11 PM

14. What a huge relief that must be for you. It's wonderful to hear the good news.

The holidays are the last time we need more stress in our lives. Here's to hoping that you have many happy times with your brother in the years to come. It's certainly something to be thankful for! ❤

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:14 PM

15. Wonderful news!

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:19 PM

16. So Glad For Good News!!!

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:22 PM

17. Wonderful news for you and his family.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:26 PM

18. Great news, Jilly!

I always tell people, if there is a disease that only .3 percent of the population has, someone in my family will get it.

Sounds like your family has a similar tendency. So happy for you all!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:29 PM

19. Great news, Jilly and thanks for the follow-up.

We're glad he's able to enjoy the holidays and it sounds like he'll be sharing a lot of gratitude tomorrow.


KY.......

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:33 PM

20. Whooppee!!!!!!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

21. So wonderful!

My parents my mom first when I was 5+ y/o then my dad later (my 30's) suffered so many times, and off we'd go to the hospital again..

So I'm so happy for you and he has made it through. 🙂

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:05 PM

22. Good news

I hope and pray, he makes a full recovery.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:03 PM

23. Thanks for the update and...

Thank goodness for good medical diagnosticians & medical care!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:12 PM

24. Great news!

Uncommon illness is a challenge to diagnose. Some docs are really challenged by it and won't give up until they figure it out. Thank goodness for them! I'm currently reading Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders, MD. It's a series of case studies focused on solving medical mysteries.

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