Thursday, October 21, 2010
Day 8 - How did we get here?
Since today is just another rest day, we thought we would take this opportunity to go back a little bit and explain why Chris made the decision to do this procedure. We have recieved a lot of support from friends and family, but one of the common questions is, "Isn't there anything else you could have tried instead?"
We had two options:
- A new drug called Tysabri. It had shown to be really effective at reducing relapses in MS patients, but you risked contracting a brain infection called PML (for which there is no cure and results in death). The risk for this infection increases the longer you are on it, so Chris would only be able to take if for 2 years.
So this brings us to now. We are meeting with a bunch of Chris' doctors again tomorrow to see how he is progressing. And of course, we will let you all know.