Disease Modifying Therapies

We all know that there is no cure for MS. Treatment focuses on two things: Symptom management and slowing the progression of the disease with what's referred to as Disease Modifying Therapies. These medications, which are generally taken long-term, are the best defense currently available to slow the natural course of Relapsing-Remitting MS. Even though... Continue Reading →

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The 4 types of MS

Did you know that there are 4 types (or "disease courses") of Multiple Sclerosis? Clinically Isolated Syndrome, while not technically MS, falls within these four disease courses. CIS is a first episode of neurological symptoms caused by inflammation or demyelination within the CNS. While this episode may be characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis, CIS in and... Continue Reading →

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

I'd be a pretty bad MSer if I didn't take the time to acknowledge today: Day #1 of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. While I'm acutely aware of Multiple Sclerosis each and every day, I've learned over the course of my time with the disease that an astounding number of people, though they've likely heard of... Continue Reading →

Christmas on the Spectrum

Whew! The Holidays are officially over and we all survived! This was the first year that Liam has really gotten into the magic of Santa. He was eager to leave out cookies for Mr. Claus and carrots for the reindeer. He woke up early on Christmas morning and literally squealed when he saw the shiny... Continue Reading →

Graduation Day!

A while back I wrote in great detail about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence based treatment program for kiddos with emotional or behavioral disorders, and our experience with it. We've been attending PCIT weekly since July, and let's just say it hasn't always been a walk in the park. A few days ago we... Continue Reading →

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