I am writing these in hopes of maybe getting some direction on what other steps can be taken on the case I'm about to describe.
A friend of mind who is probably in her early 50's has been deteoriating fast in the last 12 months. She had started with complaints of joint pains, weakness, vision problems (double vision, blurryness), difficulty swollowing.
She is now unable to do anything for herself. Her husband has to feed her, bathe her, and she is now in a wheelchair. She had started with leftsided weakness, and now she has no strength at all. Some of the things she has been tested for are stroke, brain tumors, lupus, and even cancer, but all tests that have been done including MRIs, bone biopsies, and all kind of lab tests have been negative. The last hospital she was at was Shands Hospital here in Florida, and she was also evaluated by a psychiatrist and they told her husband that her problem is medical and not psyciatric, but yet here she is getting worse daily, and all medical testings are saying that there is nothing wrong with her. She now can't speak clearly and a speech therapist has been recommended, but no diagnosis is being given for her speech impairment. Her husband is at his last thread, and we all are dumbfounded and feel helpless, because we don't know what to do for her, nor do we know where else he can take her, where they can get some answers. Here husband is desperate at this point and sure would like some kind of help or guidance on where possibly she might can get some help.