My stepdad...77 years old. 2008 around February was complaining about his legs getting weak. He went to the doctor - nothing. Than he started to have balance problems and falling...the legs were getting weaker. He went to the doctor...he wasn't having small strokes and the couldn't find anything wrong. On Dec 23, 2008...he walked outside and fell. He was rushed to the hospital and admintted. HE was kept there for 3 weeks. They didn't know what was going on however he was paralysed from the waist down and he had dislocated his left shoulder. They sent him home. Said he was lacking vitamin B-12 and he need shots. And of course physical therapy.
It is now May...the paralysis is continuing to take over his body. It is no longer just the legs. He has lost the use of his left arm and the right is getting weaker. The doctor says that he needs to continue the B12 and the working with a physical therapist. That's fine...however he isn't getting any better. And I suspect that it maybe a virus spread by wildlife. He has spent the last few years rescuing wildlife and taking it to a reserve. Does anyone have any idea as to what could causing the paralysis? How about what type of doctor or better yet a doctor I can take him too that will do a more thorough investigation. He lives in San Antonio Texas and is a vet (retired col who provided many years of service to this country in very dangerous places.) IF we have to take him out of Texas...that could be done. Of if there is someone in San Antonio, Austin or Houston that could take a good look at him and provide a diagnosis.