Sallam,I don't promess nothing but I did talk to somebody about his electric wheel chair,he told me he'll contact the company first,then if they agree to get him another one,because,he's in title to get a new one,then he'll give me his, wich is in a good condition.
Any way I'll keep you posted.I'll do my best.
Give my salutation to all your family.
Sallam,I'm sorry to be late to reply to your message.I hope everything is good with you,specially your son.For the moment I don't have any wheel chair,but if I find one I'll contact right away.My best for you,koulaam oua antoum bikhair.
Please check if Prednisone is available( If DEFZLACORT is not there).Both are steroid only. Also,give some calcium/VIT D syrup. Both of these medicines give some strength to muscles and bones and delay the weakness. As such, these are the medicines which are given in USA/Europe also.
But please note that there are side effects also.So please check with your doctor.
Acoording to me, as your kid is 17 years, you should also give some heart medicine.
We are giving Steroid( DEFZLACORT) + Shelcal(Calcium and Vit D Syrup) +Becasule( Multi-vitamin syrup) and Vitcofal(Iron syrup). Apart from that we do physiotherapy and good diet.
As such I had heard of certain doctors in Delhi,Bangalore and Mumbai who are giving stem cell treatment (Mesenchymal Stem cell) to DMD boys. I am still not totally
convinced about the results.
I normally see one Doctor in Chennai( Dr V Vishwanath). He has founded MDA India group ( www.mdaindia.org).
Apart from that I know 1 doctor in Mumbai and Delhi (Dr IC Verma in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, DELHI)who are working for DMD.
I hope something good will come out in near future(one to one half years).
As such there are mainly 4 type of research is going on.
(1) Exon skipping. Here AVI BioPharma and Prosensa (along with Glaxo) is working.
(2) Myostin inhibitor. Here Acceleron is working with ACE-031. Thsi will help all boys.
(3) Utrophin upregulation. Here Biglacyan is working.
(4) PTC is working for point mutation with PTC-124.
Apart from that certain stem cell trials are planned in Italy.
Also, Dr Mendal in US is planning gene thereapy.
Aidcoum mobarak,Very nice pictures,I'll lie to you if I say there is a medication that can make our kids stronger,the only thing my son Mohamed Ali is taking are steroids and vit D and Calcium,and of course a healthy food.
I'm very glad that your son is enjoying his wheel-chair.Keep EL IMENE in our HEARTS,INCHAALAH.
Thanks for your kind information, Nabeel is not taking any madicine, because in Pakistan no madicine are awailable for BMD and DMD patient.
what do you think when should be he will get heart problem, I mean at what age,
Hi, unfortunately my Doug is not very active now and really can just balance to sit and move his hands only. He is nearly 21. At 8 yrs of age he was too old to start steroids so they only kept him walking until he was 9yrs. He had a lot of supplements for a few years (CoQ10, Creatine, Inositol, Vit E, Vit C as staples), but I don't believe I gave them in large enough doses to be therapeutic so he has no suppliments since early teens. Around Nabeel's age, he started his heart meds, both beta blocker and ace inhibitor and this was a very big improvement in his heart into the normal range. Although very weak, my son is very straight without any back surgery and without any night-time ventilation - I attribute this to daily swimming and diving as a child and to an excellent physiotherapist who will be speaking in Bangalore. How about you, do you think anything in particular has helped your son? Is Bangalore conference a possibility for you?
Salamoualaicoum,your brother in law just picked up the chair he's a good guy, I hope your son will be able to use it & help him for his movement,
KEEP PRAYING INCHAALAH NO BODY WILL NEED A CHAIR FOR THE PROACH FUTURE.
Idon't have much information about the result of phase one of the trail ptc124,but I read one time a grandmother of a child who participated at the trail that she seen some improvement,
You can't decide yet about the results till the end of all the trails I don't know how long gona take but it's very soon INCHAALAH.