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Acute rehab helped me recover from Guillain–Barré
I have had two experiences of how great St. Anthony's has been to me. In 2004, I had severe pancreatitis and gall bladder removed. Plus a hernia fixed. Then in 2006, I started out with numbness in fingers on Thursday, then numbness in hands and feet on Friday. I thought I had a stroke and had my son take me in. They said I had a virus. By Saturday I had to be back in emergency where after a spinal and other tests it was diagnosed that I had Guillain–Barré. I went from August 12 to August 21st before I could stand. I then was put in Acute Rehab where I had excellent care. Everyone was very nice and I often go back to visit. I was paralyzed from my waist down and arms. Luckily I did not have to be on a ventilator. Guillain–Barré is something that is quite scary since you can not have any immunizations. So I am very happy to have the care of St. Anthonys. I was in the hospital 4 days shy of a month and on one visit was asked to talk to two others that were in the hospital after me with Guillain–Barré.
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