Had some folks asking how Joe was doing, so thought I'd give an update.
There is good and bad news.
The good news, if you can call it that, is they are changing his MS diagnosis to CRION (chronic relapsing intermittent optic neuropathy). Basically acts like MS, but mainly in the optic nerves. The immune system attacks the optic nerves. None of the meds that treat MS will work, so to get him off steroids, he's going to have to take immunosuppressants that will kill the "B" cells that make antibodies. The steroids have wreaked havoc on his body, weakened his diaphragm muscle, weakened his bones, messed with his immune system, and have his heart beating too high. Hopefully getting off the steroids will help him get back to better health. I'm worried though that the immune system suppressants will cause him some health problems.
He finally went back to work on Tuesday, started puking at work Thursday, had to go home and take today off too. He ended up in the hospital again for 3 days last week, septic again. He's been pretty sick since he got back from the Mayo Clinic. A lot of time in bed unfortunately.
Thanks guys. Please keep Joe and Timmy in your prayers.