Elliana’s Transverse Myelitis started a few days after she had a virus. She was sitting on her bed and turned around and said “ouch, my back hurts.” This was around May 27th. She had skin sensitivity, muscle weakness, pain, an upset stomach and an elevated temp of 99.3 degrees Fahrenheit. She woke up the next morning with neck stiffness and sensitive eyes. She slowly got worse but would have episodes of feeling better, so we didn’t take her into the emergency room until she started showing signs of what I thought was meningitis. In the emergency room she was able to jump and walk so she looked fine. The emergency room doctor ran multiple tests and said it was just a virus. By that night, we knew she was not ok. She needed to sleep by the window and we couldn’t touch her because she hurt. She couldn’t walk but was bearing weight. On May 30th, we went to Randall Children’s Hospital where they thought she had intussusception, but I finally told the doctors we were more concerned that she couldn’t walk and we weren’t leaving until they found out why. The doctors agreed, and that sent us on two days of tests. On the second day, after an MRI and spinal tap, they diagnosed her with Transverse Myelitis.