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From a coma to rehabilitation for boy who contracted Lyme

Posted: Sun 20 Oct 2013 22:34
by Lorima
http://www.startribune.com/local/228318541.html
From a coma to rehabilitation for boy who contracted Lyme disease
Article by: Associated Press
Updated: October 18, 2013 - 8:35 AM

WAUPUN, Wis. — A 10-year-old Waupun boy who slipped into a coma after contracting Lyme disease continues to work toward his goal of walking again.

The disease had Kaidon Shaw fighting for his life two months ago. Now, Kaidon's medical team and family are marking his progress along his road to recovery at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.

Kaidon's condition initially wasn't good. He continued to decline after he was taken to Children's Hospital and within 12 hours of his arrival was placed on a ventilator.

"We were really puzzled," said Bill Yerges, a registered nurse that provided care for Kaidon told The Reporter Media (http://fondul.ac/19QRuVd ). "He had a type of weakness progression we call Guillain-Barré, a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system. His paralysis moved up from his lower extremities up through his chest all the way to his brainstem, putting him in a coma."

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Re: From a coma to rehabilitation for boy who contracted Lym

Posted: Mon 21 Oct 2013 21:08
by Muscle Car55
Coma, thats horrible... Bacteria seems to be getting more aggressive. Hope he gets back to walking soon!

"discharged later this month." That's offly quick!