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'I thought my time had come'

Local Dennis Bishop fights for his life after developing rare syndrome

 

October 22, 2021

Trish Bishop

Dennis Bishop lies paralyzed in a hospital bed in December, 2020. Bishop developed Guillain-Barré syndrome last fall and was hospitalized until August of this year when he returned home to Ekalaka..

"If you don't get me to the hospital, I'm gonna be dead," Dennis Bishop told his wife, Trish, in the late hours of the night on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

The Bishops own and operate Wagon Wheel Café and are involved in the community. With the exception of a few days, Dennis was hospitalized between November 1st, 2020 and August 10th of this year when he finally returned home.

Bishop developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. Guillain-Barré is extremely rare, affecting only...



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