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My father-in-law is very sick and has seen to may specialists.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 15, 2010
  • 02:06 AM

My father-in-law has been sick for the past two years. It started out that he was shrinking in height. They thought it was his spine collapsing on it self so they did surgury through the back of his neck to put a metal rod in to fix it, it didn't work he is still in serious pain. Then they did surgery through the front of his neck and put another rod in and that didn't help either. Then his neck and fingers and toes went numb, and started swelling. They sent him to a heart specialist and thought he needed a stent. So they opened him up to find out he didn't need one and his heart was fine. Still in pain and swelled up and numb they send him to a nuroligst and he can't feel the needle but the electric current was relaying the way it should. So now he's going to a brain doc to see if it's coming from his brain. So far all they have said is they think he's being poisned, by arsnick or heavy metals. Which is impossable. He's on so many medications it isn't even funny. He acts like he's drunk and is having severe memory loss and forgetting whats he's saying in the middle of a conversation. He's still in pain and has to use a walker to walk because he can't feel his feet. He does have high blood pressure and is on medication for that. Also in the past before he was sick he was known to pass out all of a sudden and forget where he was and what he was doing. Does anyone know of a doctor like doc House on t.v. We really need someone to tell us whats wrong with him... We live in Missouri so someone local would be great. Please let me know if you know someone who can help.

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