Our 3 year old grandson and Acute Disseminated Encephalyomyletitis (A.D.E.M.)

United States
April 30, 2009 12:08pm CST
Our 3 year old grandson has been diagnosed with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Has anyone had any experience with this disease and its recovery process? Its a neurological disorder with a sudden onset of the following symptoms: may include headache, delirium, lethargy, coma, seizures, stiff neck, fever, ataxia, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, vomiting, weight loss, paralysis and generally attacks children more often than adults. At present our grandson is back home and slowly recovering. It is not known whether there will be any long term brain damage at this point in time and doctors say there is no medication they can give at this time. Thank you for any information on this disease.
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• Philippines
12 May 09
In any type of disease I always do slight massage to make the tensed nerves and muscles be relaxed. Start a tender massage at the foot, feeling the muscles and nerves. Move slow and tender to the upper leg from right then to left. Then the back portion of the body towards the neck. From fingers towards the armpits. Massage will just be a slight press down and release. By doing so, anything that blocks the passage of the blood circulation will be checked. Good blood circulation will give good health to the body.
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• United States
12 May 09
Thank you! I had not thought of this. It makes so much sense! I really appreciate your answer.
@terri0824 (4976)
• United States
3 May 09
I've never heard of this before. I do pray that he has a quick full recovery without any long term brain damamge and that he will be back to his normal self. May he give peace and understanding to his family too.
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• United States
3 May 09
Thank you and we really appreciate your prayers!