Ian has been officially diagnosed tonight. Ian has a condition call post-infectious cerebillitis. Basically, his body's autoimmune system went in to hyperdrive & after finishing off the flu decided it needed to continue to destroy things so the antibodies decided his central nervous system sounded good. I'd like to refer to the antibodies as being on crack.
The course of treatment is 5 days of pretty serious steriods, enough to keep him in the hospital through Saturday. It is going to aggravate him, not allowing him to sleep well or be able to sit still much but this is what we have to do to shut this thing down. He will also need some physical therapy & possibly occupational therapy to catch him up on the skills he may have lost. It could also be that he regains them after the course of treatment but there isn't a way to know until after.
I am so relieved at this point. I can't even begin to let you all know how much your support has meant to us. We still need prayers. The next 5 days are going to be hell for Ianchito.