Things really started to get scary from there. She was having trouble breathing and was telling us that she was light on air. That’s when the nurse called for help and Curtis (AKA get shit done guy) showed up and went to work. He was able to get her relaxed to an extent but she needed to go to the ICU and she needed to go now!
At this point, Amanda is in ICU, intubated and experiencing demyelination of her central spinal cord. She lost all sensation of her legs and arms. Her muscles are getting stronger and she is fighting her way to get out of here. She has received 5 treatments of some serious steroids to help reduce the inflammation in her spine. She is also receiving plasmapheresis every other day for 2 weeks. She is on treatment 3-5 that could be extended to 7. It all depends on how everything goes.
With all that said, we unfortunately will need to postpone the wedding and all plans we had for the end of the month. We need Amanda to get healthy and back to her old self! If you guys know her like I do, once she puts her mind to something she is going to do it. It’s just going to take time.
We also have a caringbridge website set for updates and progress. https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amandathorson
- Mary Kilpatrick
- Denine Whalen
Organizer and beneficiary
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