This morning Noah started asking me about Tysabri. I’m sure that I have told him about it before, but he’s 5. So I brought it down to a level that he could understand.
I told him that everybody has an army in there body. This army fights off things like colds. Whenever there is something in your body that doesn’t belong the army fights them off and fixes you up.
Unfortunately with me, the army has started to attack my brain like it’s an enemy. So the medicine that I take puts up a wall around my brain so that the army can’t get in.
(Now he wants to know why is it dangerous?)
Well, the army can’t get in but the bad things still can. So if something bad gets into my brain there is no army to fight them off. That would be bad.
I think that he understood. His conclusion was that I should take a different medicine.
That’s when I decided that the conversation was about to get complicated so I just smiled and agreed.