Hi Dbees, you sound a very kind hearted person and I
m sure your partners family appreciates you.
As Carole says, MS is quite an unpredictable beast at times.
Can I ask what the lady is going into hospital for? I wonder if it is due to her MS or something else.
Just to give you a little bit of info re MS.
There are 4 main types of MS, which are ;
Benign MS…a person may just have one episode of symptoms and nothing else
RRMS…this stands for Remitting/Relapsing…people have times where they are fit and well for a period…could be years…especially if they are on a disease modifying drug (DMDs). They can also suffer from periods of active symptoms like eg…severe mobility problems, incontinence, brain fog, spasms…to name but a few symptoms
SPMS…this often is the next stage from RRMS…where people can feel ill all the time
PPMS…this is the type I have, only with the word Spinal in front of it. Spinal MS is rare, where demylination lesions are only present in the spine, not on the brain.
Demylination is the word for damage to the outer covering of nerve pathways. It is thought one`s own immune system attacks myelin, causing damage, which stops messages from the brain and spinal cord, getting to where they are meant to go.
PPMS…primary progressive MS starts as PPMS and remains as PPMS. It`s severity varies too. For me, it meant losing my mobility a short time after it began.
I need carers for all my personal care, cooking and taking out.
I have an agency, who come in twice a day, plus my hubby who is with me most of the time.
I hope things ease for your partner`s mum.
I hope this info helps you understand how MS works…or not!