I had been in the hospital for about a week and I had received steroids around the clock as well as one plasma exchange treatment. My doctors were all bracing for the worst as after the week I still couldn't talk. I couldn't make a sound, I was trapped in hell and I couldn't even express it.
My speech therapist expressed her concern and started bracing me for the worst. But honestly how do you sit there and tell a 20 year old she probably wont be able to talk again...She then handed me these boards with phrases and letters and I used them constantly...but having a conversation with a parent or doctor is impossible when they cant keep out with your fast moving fingers. It was the hardest thing I have yet to go through and finding the papers makes me so grateful that everything worked ed out in the end.