A Young Wife & Mothers Nightmare

Guillain – Barre Syndrome

by Bridget Corboy

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781982278069
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781982278076

About the Book

Nine months and five days after their wedding day, John and Bridget Corboy welcomed their first baby. Over the moon with joy, neither had any idea that everything was about to change when John, who had just passed the test to join the Boston Police Department, received a flu vaccine. In a chronological narrative of their experiences from that day forward, Corboy recounts their roller coaster journey after John was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition that causes the immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system. Even after John was given last rights by a priest, Corboy details how she, a twenty-six-year-old new wife and mother, relied on her faith for strength and hope as her beloved husband endured a tracheotomy, chronic pain, physical therapy, and the earth-shattering statement from an intern that he would never walk again. Finally after a months-long stay in the hospital, Corboy shares insight into their continuing journey after John was allowed to return home and she became his caregiver. Throughout her touching story, Corboy reminds us that miracles occur when we believe and pray. A Young Wife and Mother’s Nightmare shares the inspirational true story of a woman’s experiences after her new husband was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome.

About the Author

Bridget Corboy is an immigrant from Ireland who was married to her husband, John, for fifty years until his death in 2018. This is her first book.