Positive attitude... Try to be as positive as you can!
Get help. Get a private cna, or consider a alf or nursing home.
Yes. In some cases the respiratory muscles can be affected.
Yes. Guillain barre causes ascending paralysis. If the paralysis gets to the muscle of breathing, then breathing may stop. Some patients need to be on a ventilator to save their lives. If the paralysis happens too quickly or ventilation is not available, the patient will die. However, if full support is provided, full recovery is expected back to normal.
Autoimmune. Our best understanding is that the body's immune system reacts against a new antigen (usually after a viral infection but this isn't always possible to identify). The newly primed immune system then inappropriately attack's the body's nervous system leading to the syndrome.
No. These are two discreet clinical entities. One causes demyelination of the peripheral nerve due to an autoimmune response the other causes an antibody mediated response on the acetylcholine receptor on the nerve muscle junction.
Campylobacteriosis. Is the bacterial infection that can, very rarely, lead to a neurologic disease, guillain-barre syndrome (gbs) that causes demyelination and neuronal issues with subsequent weakness. The bacteriosis is only the bacterial infection, where gbs is the neurologic aftermath people can get from possibly autoimmune attack on there nerves.
Affected nerves are: Any peripheral sensory-motor branch of nerves that affect the anterior musculature of the leg and foot. Becuase gb causes upper motor nerve disruption of muscular function, the most affected nerves are those in the lower leg and foot that are part of the "swing" phase of gait, namely the extensor muscle of the foot and anterior tibialis muscle. The nerve roots affected are l3-l4-l5-s1.
Guillain-Barre. Is a form of ascending paralysis which has several major forms and can result in long term persistent neurological deficits.
Simple. Guillain-Barre is an acute autoimmune polyneuritis, which may be triggered by a bowel infection, campylobacter jejuni, but also could be triggered by influenza A, and Ebstein-Barr virus.