My FIL was diagnosed in June with G.B.! He had gotten a Flu Vaccine and then got a stomach Virus and 2 days after he went to go get in his truck at 5:30 am to go to work and collapsed in the drive way he was able to drag himself back into the house and into his chair and had to keep texting his wife in the bedroom because he was unable to yell for her... She woke up and came into the living room and Called for help... at first they thought he had, had a stroke... but after tests after test he was diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome... He was COMPLETELY paralyzed and could only use his eyes to communicate... he then got a Eye infection and is a carrier of a intestinal virus so since I am pregnant I have been unable to go see him.. until after this little lady is born... He has made A LOT of improvements... He can talk, although its slower, gruff and somewhat slurred, He is able to do it!! He can Move his fingers and toes, and is Almost COMPLETELY off the Ventilator!! Well YESTERDAY evening he CALLED ME!!! DH, DS and I got to talk to him for about 10 mins!! It was WONDERFUL!!! He wanted to know when His newest Granddaughter would be here and how we were all doing!! I started crying because I haven't been able to see or talk to him in so long!! It was so wonderful to hear his voice and Hear with my own ears that he is doing better!! In a couple weeks after DD gets here we are going to make plans to go see him and let him meet his Granddaughter!!!
My Only worry is that our 5 yr old DS hasn't been told really that his Papaw is this sick... I don't know how to explain it to him that he can understand... and I don't want him to be scared when he see him hooked up to all the machines they have him on... Any Advice?
I am excited but worried at the same time!