On Jan 5,07; 36 days ago; wife's sister (25 years old, non-smoker, non-drinker, no street drugs,
generally good health) collapsed at home. Paramedics transported to hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
She had kidney infection for about 4 weeks before, only went to Dr., recieved antibiotics on Jan 3.
In hosp, appeared to be experiencing delirium, put on psych ward. Started having multiple seizures (no past history of seizures or epilepsy). Neurologist moved to medical ICU. She has had as many as 13 seizures a day, grand mal to just twitches, more than 40 seizures since arriving.
Blood tests (many), at least 3 CT Scans, at least 3 MRIs, at least 3 LPs (lumbar punctures/spinal taps) since. All "normal."
Coma after 2nd day.
Pneumonia after 3rd day: compromised breathing, affecting heart. Put on respirator. She keeps getting taken off then back on repirator (still).
Encephalitis suspected, now Drs. say maybe not. They're not sure if there is inflamation of brain. Brain biopsy Feb 9: gave her 50/50 chance of surviving procedure (she did survive). Will have to wait Up to 10 days for results of biopsy.
They have no clue as to what is wrong with her. Help!