Carly was diagnosed with the disorder called Guillain-Barré (ghee’-yan bah-ray’) syndrome, or GBS. We believe it was triggered by tonsillitis in April. She had a sharp, rapid decline over Memorial Day weekend, and was transported to the PICU at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte where she was intubated and put on a ventilator to breathe Sunday night.
The good news is that she will recover. The unknown is time. To give you some perspective, her nerves will repair at approximately 1mm per day going from the top to the bottom of her body. She is 5’ 6” tall.