“Little did I know that when my son, Brent, was diagnosed with a Guillain Barre’ Syndrome in 2006 that he would still be receiving IVIG treatments ten years later.  The road to recovery has been a long one with many, many trips to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, three hours from our house in Maryland.  To say that I dreaded the three hour monthly drive is an understatement but mostly because of the side effects that included headaches and nausea for Brent.  After several years of doing this his doctor mentioned the possibility of having a home health nurse come to our house to do the treatments.  I was very skeptical at first and continued to make the pilgrimages to the hospital mostly out of fear of the unknown.  What if the nurse was not very nice or competent?  What if he or she couldn’t get the IV started or the cap blew off like it had in the hospital?  I was completely fearful of trying the home based treatment.  We let go of the idea for another year or so and then Brent’s doctor brought it up to me again.  At this point Brent was a little older and we were increasingly tired of making the journey which was now spaced out to somewhere around six-eight weeks.  I decided to give the home health nurse a try.  The rest is history….Sharon Young showed up as our nurse and we have been beyond satisfied with the service she provides.  She is no longer just a nurse for us, she is a friend.  She is so attentive to Brent while she is here.  She is patient and friendly, prompt and professional.  She is extremely efficient in getting the IV started and continually monitors my Brent’s vitals throughout the infusion.  Sharon arranges for the IVIG to be delivered to our home a week prior to the treatment and the day of her arrival all I have to do is set up the IV pole and pump and get my son’s pre meds ready.  He can sleep in, rest comfortably in his bed or living room, and not have to endure six hours in a vehicle to and from the hospital.   He rarely ever has side effects and I have to say I believe that it is, in part, due to him having Sharon as his nurse.  She is such a blessed gift to us…..I never want to go back to the hospital again, other than for his yearly check-ups with the neurologist.    I highly recommend Sharon to anyone needing a nurse in their home.  She is beyond wonderful!”