Leticia O.

Leticia O.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological condition that effects the peripheral nerves. Patients are often left with a level of paralysis difficult to overcome without the proper treatment regimen. Selecting the highest level-of-care has a significant impact on recovery. Mrs. Leticia Oscar is an example of a patient determined to defeat her debilitating illness.

In February, Leticia entered a hospital due to increased peripheral weakness. Further workup revealed she was suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. She was only able to ambulate five feet, and that was with the help of a front wheel walker. Her ability to transfer from bed-to-chair required a moderate level of assistance. Her physicians encouraged her to seek specialized treatment at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital.

In March, Leticia entered into Ballard with hopes of regaining her independence. Her recovery began immediately and Leticia made rapid improvement. She states, “my therapists were great. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without their skill and encouragement.”

Leticia discharged home from Ballard with the ability to lead her life on her own terms. Leticia “absolutely recommends” anyone suffering from such a disease or illness choose Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital for their best chance to succeed in their recovery.