100 thoughts on “Child Paralyzed With Rare, Mysterious Illness | Wednesday Checkup

  1. That’s weird usually antibiotics would still used been with a virus because your immune symptoms is compromised and bacteria can occur

  2. Dr. Mike, because you have the willing attention of so many people, you should consider starting a podcast or continuing to focus some of your videos on various diseases and illnesses, and how to prevent/ avoid them. The patients I get are always in critical shape. Sometimes I can't help but wonder how many lives would be different if someone had taken the time to do what you are doing. I applaud you for using your social media platform to try to educate others

  3. Hi Dr. Mike! Just wanna ask if Mycosis Fungoides is also a rare illness? Is true that it's treatable but not cureable? ♥️💙

  4. I had transverse myelitis and it took a whole year, a bunch of test and physical therapy… just to get a diagnosis. I lost profound sensitivity on the left side of my body and lost strength on my left leg. It was sooo scary but my 85 year old neurologist had it very clear it was myelitis. I received 12 steroid injections in 6 days and in 3 months i was fully recovered.

    Thanks for talking about this rare condition. Greetings from Venezuela

  5. first question to ask:
    "have u been vaccinated recently?"
    research and court cases both point to the link between recent vaccination and transverse myelitis, or afm.
    for example:
    "Description: 11-year-old male received an HPV vaccine and developed symptoms of transverse myelitis within two weeks.
     Result: Awarded a lump sum of $269,256.64."
    vaxtruthdotorg has more information in regards to all this, but i can't link it, because the comment wouldn't show then.

  6. Hey Doctor Mike , I’m commenting a little late but I just saw this , my sister is currently at Valley Children’s hospital in California she’s been there since mid august and is supposed to get DIscharged in October , she had a Cerebroperitoneal Shunt put in back in December because she had meningitis and encephalitis as a result of Histoplasmosis/Valley Fever . She is currently taking Ampho through a central line every night to combat the histoplasma which was in her brain. She is actually getting looked at by NIH and they will be publishing a study on her (they already got her consent and everything) and they drew blood to do some genetic testing to see why her histoplasma reacted differently than what is common as she never had the fungus in her lungs it was located in her CSF and affected her brain.
    She also might get sent to Washington DC to do some more research depending on what these genetic tests say
    It started with her getting really bad migraines and often her face would unilaterally droop , mouth and eyes and she wouldn’t be able to speak well and would also drool . This occurred several times and When I first noticed I thought it was a stroke that she was having . Her arm and leg and face would go numb and feeling would return on its own anywhere from 5-60 minutes thereafter . Whenever she would get these episodes she would also sometimes get delusional and would lose awareness of what was going on .
    Was curious to know if this could have been undetected AFM

    If you would like more information feel free to reach out to me maybe I can also have her doctors forward you some of her case details .

  7. Since you’re talking about mysterious illnesses, you should research Conversion disorder! Most doctors do not know what it is or how to help patients who suffer from it

  8. Let me first say I am NOT anti vaccine so dont even come here with that.. BUT there are some that has AFM as an adverse reaction which is written on the insert that you can get from the CDC… I'm not saying that's how all these kids are getting it but it can be an adverse reaction but it's definitely something that needs to be researched a little more

  9. Is it a symptom of anxiety to not tell people when you need help? I have heart palpitations that can vary in time from 1 hour to 6+hours and my friends and family always asks why I never let them know in the moment. I wondering if I’m that socially awkward or is this a normal social anxiety to not be a burden?

  10. Dr.Mike, I have medical problems that have been tested over and over and over and no doctor has found an answer. They’re looking into something called MALS but there’s only one doctor in my state that can treat it/diagnose it. I used to have SMAS and gastroparesis, neither caused by anorexia or a body cast so we aren’t sure how I acquired them, and those were both fixed. I’ve had to stop attending school and have a teacher come to my house and it’s all very tough, as I’m a social kid and I dance which I no longer can do. Since I’m at home by myself so much, all I do is watch your videos , they really make me laugh and realize others have it worse. Thank you so much !

  11. Of course great shows from the US are not available to watch in Europe cause we still live in the digital middle ages and companies are too stubborn to give licenses away. Like the US was the only country in the world… I am sad. Looks like a great show though.

  12. At first I thought from the symptoms you might be talking about polio, using the present tense for dramatic effect but describing the situation back then.

  13. Dr. Mike, you should do more rare disease videos.
    1. It’s interesting and I am a nerd 🤓 and love science.
    2. I have a rare mutation ( well two of them) driver mutation for a myeloproliferative neoplasm.
    3. You’re videos are educational and can reach a lot of people. I love this. ❤️

  14. I wonder if it spikes at those months due to kids going back to school and more transmission to each other? Doesn't explain the year skip tho 🤔

  15. The way you described it in the beginning, as a med student, i immediately thought about polio. Later you told that it's AFM.. fuckk, you just educated me regarding a new disease

  16. This happen to me it first started with a cough then my arms got soar and then my legs like 1week later I was not able to walk for more than 5min like 3 days later I asked my mom if I can go to my grandmas house my mom said yes my mom carried me because I could not walk my grandma has stairs so I sat down and lifted my self and sense I’m pretty strong I was able to do this I was very scared because I play sports I went to the doctors they said it was nothing my grandma said let’s put u In the hot tub and she put this weird salt in it out of no where I was able to walk and could feel my legs again I cried now I play football basketball and every sport u can think of Thank you for listening to my story✊🏻👊🏽

  17. Polio has been eliminated in the United States, but polio has not been eradicated. Polio is still endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, and India and even the Philippines have recently experienced outbreaks.


  19. Speaking of rare illnesses, what is your take on cyclic vomiting syndrome. I have a family member that was diagnosed with this at the Mayo Clinic, when he goes to his local hospital during an episode they blame it on marijuana when there is no marijuana present in his system or they tell him he’s going through heroin withdrawal once again with no drugs in his system. Why are doctors so eager to attribute cyclic vomiting to marijuana use, especially if they can’t find any in the patient’s system ever. Because of how he has been treated at the hospital he won’t go for an episode, he will stay home and throw up to the point he goes into renal failure therefore doctors are doing more harm with this condition than help.

  20. When I watch doctor mike, I want to become a doctor or nurse, but then I watch untold stories of the er, I be like


  21. Alright Doc Mike, I'm with you on antibiotics. I'm 30 and have had two courses in my entire life. I've fought off infections myself. It takes a little longer but I trust my body to do it's job. Hilariously I haven't even had a cold in 6 years since I stopped eating processed foods/sugar/breads and have stuck to lean meats, veg, fruit and eggs (No other dairy) and my Fibromyalgia has improved dramatically. I'm able to put physical stress on my body again and my inflammation levels are better. Unfortunately, still have severe hypothyroidism (tertiary Hypothyroidism) Please do a live Q&A some time. i'd love to have a doctor try to actually answer my questions.

  22. This happened to the daughter of one of my colleagues, last year. She was 14 though. If I remember correctly, she was treated with cortisone. Scary to watch your kid paralyze like that!! 😲

  23. *polio isn't completely eradicated, but it's been eradicated in the US. Meaning no new cases have originated from here, but during travel or immigration someone could still have the disease and bring it to the US. Only 2 diseases have ever been fully eradicated, with only 1 of those being a human disease (smallpox)

  24. In my country polio is very high but people do not give there children the polio drops because of some fake rumors .

  25. Dr Mike: a young child shows up with a stuffy nose, sore throat, mild fever, 5 days later they’re paralysed

    Me, on a Dr Mike binge while sick with a stuffy nose, sore throat & fever: ……………👀

  26. I would ask if there's a genetic component at play making the affected patients more susceptible for this complication but a) I'm not a doctor and b) the disease only spiking every other year wouldn't make sense. It doesn't make sense as it is but you know what I mean.

  27. Ok so yesterday at work I was given a list of illnesses that must be reported ASAP if discovered or suspected.. AFM was the first one on the list. I googled it because I never heard of it.. and now I just happen upon this video……. so weird.. and such a scary diagnosis. I'm a mother of 2 and my youngest is 5.. I just could not imagine watching something like that happen to your baby, so scary

  28. Occupational therapy assistant here!! Love that you shout us out. Everyone always says we’re PT, so it can be a little frustrating. But we do so much more!! 💜💜

  29. I'd like too know what kind of diet you think would be best for someone with BAM from gall bladder surgery. I have an incredibly hard time figuring out what too eat as well as I have a lactose intolerance and I'm assuming egg intolerances as it hurts my gut and always have heart burn.

  30. I'd love too see a video dedicated the side effects of gall bladder surgery ( B.A.M) and how to best take care of yourself afterward.

  31. august-october is when school starts. for young children that aren't desensitized to public illnesses in school, colds are really common. even in college i still get colds after every summer

  32. Is this disorder related to Guillain barre syndrome? My mum was hospitalised with this a few years ago and the symptoms sound similar

  33. I think you should make a video of Toxic Shock Syndrom. Long story but I had TSS when I was 9 (I think. I dont remember too much from being in the hospital. I only know what I was told and have some vague memories). Had a fever of 105.5 and the first hospital I went to said to come back when it was 106. Long story short, they did a lot of tests, I had fluid around my heart, organs were beginning to fail, and tests were coming back normal. Had no idea what I had and TSS happens mainly in women using tampons but I was 9, had just started my period but wasnt using tampons. After everything, I started getting better and the doctors weren't really sure what it was but they suspect it was TSS. Still not sure how it happened. The only reason the hospital (a different one from the first I went to) took me in was because after the first hospital said to come back when it got worse, we went to the doctor and when they called my name I stood up and went unconscious and they had to call an ambulance. TSS is a very serious topic women should know about and not a lot do. I'm currently going to school to be a nurse, possibly work in psychiatry, and right now I work with adults with disabilities.

  34. You mentioned the similarity between Polio and AFM.. While Polio was 'eradicated' what if this is a evolutionary offspring of the Polio Virus?

  35. It was discovered in 1962 from California. Also known as rhino viruse. Weird other countries have built an immunity to afm.

  36. So happy I watched this tonight! I can't wait to bring this topic to my nursing clinical tomorrow. I'm currently in nursing school but would love to become an NP someday. I would love seeing how your team of nurses uses collaborative communication in the findings of a rare disease such as AFM.

  37. This video is crazy because my friend last year around November ish had a spinal cord stroke and woke up paralyzed and it made me really nervous because I didn’t know that could happen but now I guess it was probably afm

  38. Pause on 2:49
    Turn on captions

    It looks like he said, "However, on day six, the child suddenly developed an arm."

  39. In the beginning I thought, Dr. Mike is going to talk about the "Guillian-Barre-Sydrom", I first came across on YouTube, when I googled for videos about caring for a high level quadriplegic.

    I never ever expected to meet someone with this syndrom, but about two years later, my mom´s cousin got it – out of nowhere – and thankfully the doctors knew how to treat this right away, so he was able to recover within a little over 6 months … !

  40. Do you think the virus that is suspected to cause afm is somehow related to genetics? As in someone might be inherently prone to develop afm because of some kind of dna marker?

  41. I got entrovirus (don't know the number) in sep 2016. I was 21 at the time. I had the same symptoms I was paralyzed too. Now, three years later, I still need a respirator, I have two assistants 24/7 because of that and I sit in a wheel chair but I can walk shorter distances. They say that I can get out of the respirator but otherwise I live on the hope.

  42. Is there any research linking Polio and AFM? If they have the same or similar symptoms I'd look into it… But that's just me.

  43. Polio cannot be fully eradicated unfortunately due to the use of OPV. Now that more people in developing world are against vaccinating their children, it will be inevitable for polio to make a return to the developed worlds once the polio vaccination rate drops below vaccination threshold for herd immunity. My uncle was fortunate to just be crippled from polio, I do now wish that on anyone.

  44. Thanks for covering AFM. A girl in my daughter's school came down with it back in December 2014 and is still on a vent. I'm glad to see how awareness has improved since that time. I pray we find an answer soon!

  45. It's funny that you brought up measles because I had my shot and 2 weeks later I got measles then 2 years went by and I refused to get the shot and again 2 weeks later I got measles but according to my doctor it because I already had the virus inside me just saying whether or not you get your vaccine you can still get sick so don't be dumb and think not vacationing your kid is going to change anything

  46. I’m so glad that my nephew is turning 6 in a year that doesn’t spike but thank you so so so much mike for telling me about this. Ima go tell my sister right away

  47. I really wish dr. Mike would make a video about epilepsy because I want to know and learn more about it since I’ve had epilepsy for my entire life‼️

  48. How about video on Kawasaki disease? Saw an episode of mystery diagnosis where even the doctors didn't know the symptoms. Mom at hospital called a help line for doctor replacement (forget the actual terminology) and doctor that came in knew immediately it was Kawasaki on the last day that treatment could be administered to save child's life. I've never forgotten that episode about 6 to 7 years now. Hope you see this and talk about this disease.

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