Five months ago my friend ended in the hospital and until now doctors cannot figure out what is wrong with her, while her every day is a nightmare and her condition is worse with every second. This is a story about a young mother, whose life and life of her family changed in a minute into a nightmare most of us cannot even imagine.
My friend is a 36 year old women who lives very healthy, takes the whole medical examination every year etc. she is a woman that always smiled. Almost a year ago her family started to notice that she is a bit disoriented. She even poured a pot of hot water on her self by accident and had a third degree burnings on her legs. But then everybody thought she just had some bad days. But as weeks passed by it was getting worse. For example, she wanted to put the laptop on the desk and missed the desk so the laptop fell on the floor, or she would stand in line and just fall one of a sudden and similar situations. About six months ago she started vomiting often and because of that she ended in the hospital and never went home again. Until then, she has not stopped the vomiting, she cannot eat anything, all the food she gets is by infusion. Also, she cannot walk. They sent her a one period at one institution to help her get on her feet again but it was not permanent. She is not able to walk even a little. Moreover, she lost her vision. She cannot see mostly anything. And finally, it is really hard for her to speak, she needs to put a huge effort to say even a single sentence.
What is also important to mention. The doctors sent her to a PET scan which showed an ovary tumor and they sent her to the operation and took the ovary out. After the analysis it turned out that her ovary was completely healthy. Doctors also found some antibodies for lungs cancer but her lungs are ok.
Once again, My friend is a 36 year old mother that is losing everything, and she needs your help. I can not even imagine living in such a ****. You are her last chance to heal, to survive and to be by her daughter's side when she enters puberty, when she falls in love, finishes college, gets married and all this beautiful moments in life. She deserves to see it, and her daughter deserves to have her mother with her in those moments. It is evident that our doctors can not manage to make a diagnosis. Since we live in a small country, Croatia, although we do have good doctors we do not really have the technology and are evidently not developed enough in the field of medicine to be able to cope with diseases such as this that are not usual.
Last think I need to mention is that after a lot of googling I found one disease that has somewhat similar symptoms: Huntintgton's disease. Do you think it could be that? And how can I help her doctors to get on the right path of helping her?
Thank you so so much, your help means really a lot to me.