Issac shows his "button," which is a feeding tube, attached to his belly button, on Feb. 25, in Ocala. Issac,14, is autistic, also suffers from auto immune encephalitis. Isaac receives an antibodies injection once a month called IVIG. He also receives a drug called Rituximab every six months to combat the auto immune encephalitis, which resets his immune system.

When Heather’s 14-year-old son Isaac, who has extreme autoimmune encephalitis, a illness wherein his immune system assaults the mind, instantly stopped receiving his infusions final August, the entire household felt the results. 

“He simply cognitively utterly fell aside, wish to the purpose that we felt like we have been at floor zero once more earlier than they ever identified his sickness,” stated Heather, whose final title has been withheld for privateness causes. “All that occurred inside three months. He went from doing actually, rather well to cognitively catatonic is the easiest way to clarify it.” 

Isaac, who can be autistic, receives a rituximab infusion each six months that “wipes out his immune system.” IVIg (intravenous immunoglobulin) infusions are then wanted to replenish his antibodies. 

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