My husband was recently diagnosed with NMO, he received 5 IV bags of steriods is now taking pill prednisone also received 5 plasma exchanges. His left hand and arm were unuseable like paralyzed with a stroke when went to ER.but stroke was ruled out after tests his spinal fluid was sent to the Mayo Clinic for tests and NMO was the diagnosis. after the treatments he can use his hand and arm but not back to normal. Was in the hospital for 22 days. now that he is out has appt. with new Neurologist to followup and prescribe ongoing meds. Also scheduled to go for outpatient therapy.