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Friday, May 19

Atty Gen: Montgomery (R) in ICU With Serious Nerve Illness

As reported in the Columbus Dispatch here, attorney general candidate and State Auditor Betty Montgomery (R) is in the intensive-care unit at Ohio State University Medical Center, diagnosed with a paralyzing nerve disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome. She is reportedly on a respirator. More information about this serious illness can be found at the web site of the Guillan-Barre Syndrome Foundation International.

The range of recovery time from Guillain-Barre varies radically, from a few weeks to over a year. The use of a ventilator does not necessarily indicate that Montgomery's recovery will be slow, according to the news report: "One-quarter to one-third of Guillain-Barre sufferers are placed on respirators and the need for one has little bearing on the rate of recovery." Additional information on Montgomery's condition will be forthcoming after tests and observation.

UPDATE (5/31): After several days of marked improvement, Montgomery has been moved from the ICU to a regular treatment ward, according to a report on her website. We wish her a continued speedy recovery.

5 Comments:

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Pope Urban II said...

Ms. Montgomery will be in my prayers.

Perhaps we should send flowers and our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to her office?

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really sorry to hear this. I took care of someone with this illness years ago; he was paralyzed for a time. My prayers are with her.
Margot

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Yellow Dog Sammy said...

Yes, me too. I don't like knowing that anyone is suffering, politics notwithstanding. I hope that she has a speedy recovery.

 
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