"Encephalitis has changed my life. It stopped my beautiful days. This, it has turned my smile into a darkness life ….. ...
I became just a body that can't stand or walk and can't lift the blanket on my face or even ask a piece of candy from my dad, but this inflammation did not let lose my own hope…..
It won’t prevent a smile to my mother's face in order to make her happy...
I will keep my dream alive...
I will not die before I live “
I think Mosaab, my four-year-old son, wants to say this, but he is not able to ……….
The beginning of his symptoms began at the age of 16 months. After normal psychomotor development, Mosaab started walking on his tiptoes followed by walking loss. This condition lasted one month and one week, then it disappeared.
April 2017: at the age of two years and seven months, the same symptoms reappeared. Namely a muscular weakness of the two inferior limbs, associated to an abnormal movement of those four limbs and also in the level of the face. then a total paralysis. This lasted for two months
Then the symptoms disappeared again, and Mosaah returned to normal. The doctors could not find out why this happened to him, and thought he was exposed to an inflammation of the brain, which then corrected itself.
June 2018: The same symptoms emerged again, but this time they were more aggravated.
Mosaah experienced deficits in the inferior limbs with dystonia, abnormal movements. His eyes also stopped movement, and then he went into total paralysis. Mosaah is now unable to stand or walk and cannot speak. He just looks by his eyes. You feel he wants to smile, but he can not.
Doctors said The diagnosis of ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) is the most probable cause, but they are not sure. They do not know how to treat him, or at least make him walk again.
What is ADEM: Acute diffuse encephalitis and encephalopathy (ADEM) is a chronic condition of chronic inflammation by the patient that mostly affects white matter in the brain and spinal cord.
For this, Mosaab needs a lot of healthcare. He needs medical examinations to find out what his sickness is, and he needs to travel abroad for treatment, because doctors here have been unable to treat him. The only thing his parents have, is a hope to keep their son's dream alive.
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