Finally, all the pieces are in place for Anne to begin Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy tomorrow.
It will take several hours, once a week, for twelve weeks. The good news is that we can do it at the Jamestown Hospital, though there may be other appointments.
The therapy, which is relatively new, has not been used that much – from what we can tell – for Anne’s particular condition. The university in Mississippi, which appears to be one of the leaders in this stuff and is one of the consultants in Anne’s case, have only done it twice for Anne’s particular condition, but it worked both times.
If it goes well, it will get rid of the antibodies. It won’t, however, repair damage already done.