As a young father of one child and another one on the way, it was a scary situation for both him and his wife Debbie.
He was told he would be in a wheelchair within the next 10-12 years, and his quality of life was going to drastically change.
This past October, Humby began a treatment that is supposed to help stop, and maybe even reverse, the effects of the disease. For two days he gets intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy. It contains plasma from human blood and helps boost a person’s immune system.
Humby has had three treatments, and will continue to have them for the rest of his life. The schedule and amount of treatments are still being figured out for him, but the frequency and strength of the IVIg can change.
Diagnosis doesn’t control life
For the first two years after Humby was diagnosed with MS, he stopped doing things that he loved. He didn’t see the point if he wouldn’t be able to do the same things in a few years.
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