I have been meaning to call a friend who has just got back from Germany after her second stem cell treatment. She has a condition of the eye at the age of 40 that was to see her blind in a few years. After a few months the first treatment gave her back 5 years of sigh.
Her mother & father suffered from arthritis & they went over first, as good parents do. They both felt wonderful after 1 treatment & a year on her mother is ready for her next treatment.
Also her niece lives in America & meets her there. She is 6 years old & suffers 3 different problems. The snake skin (a condition of the skin)that was on her stomach went compleatly within a few week. Her other problems have improved enough to give her a better life. My friend is not pressuring me but said she has seen what this amazing treatment has don't first hand.
Well I must say I don't know what to do, as the 3rd Infliximab hasn't mad an ounce of difference to her 6 month flair. We hate watching Jaida in constant pain & I feel weak for not jumping at this treatment. I'm scared of all medications but this treatment is so left field. 5 jabs in the butt was all it took. Not 15 tablets per day OR 2 different eye drops OR 2 different mixes to help bowel OR IV Infliximab. All for no relief or the better quality of life we want for our little girl. I hate looking at her round in all parts of the body or the hair now on her back, from the massive amount of steroids. What to do?
It's called Villa Medica. In Germany. My friend said treatment is over 4 days & cost about $12,000 maybe a little more for flights, what price do you put on health?
I'm sitting on the fence at the moment. But I don't want something irreversible to happen to Jaida & think why didn't I.........if only I had that crystal ball we all talk about.