I wanted to give you an update on my daughter Christina. It has been a roller coaster year for us – but we are definitely on the upswing.
Christina was diagnosed in 2017 – right before Christmas. Treatment was started right after Christmas. She was put on several oral medications. Unfortunately, she only got worse.
By June she had lost most of her vision, could not walk a straight line and barely got out of bed. We were leading her around the house because everything was so dark. She also had intracranial hypertension, gastroparesis and was in constant pain.
So we made the decision to go to a PICC line. And that was the ticket. It’s possible she just was not metabolizing the medication properly when it was going through her digestive system. Bypassing it and going to an IV delivery method made all the difference. Her vision was back within 3 weeks.
Other symptoms slowly began improving also. We began to realize that the illnesses and symptoms she has been experiencing for the last 15 YEARS were all caused by Lyme Disease.
So now, almost a year later she has literally come back to life. She is still on her PICC line, and there are still challenges – but all in all, it’s been an amazing year.