Dennis Wolf, former CFO of MySQL, is in the hospital undergoing treatment for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) also known as Devic's Disease. This is a spinal cord inflammation with similarities to Multiple Sclerosis. Dennis is a very special guy to get such a rare disease. He's also a tough son-of-a-gun, so I have no doubt that he will put this behind him with a full recovery just as he did 18 years ago. But it will take some time, attention and help from many people.
He has started Plasmapheresis treatment tonight whereby they pump out his plasma, remove the anti-bodies and pump in fresh-frozen plasma. This can take several sessions before there are results, but the doctors are confident that this is what's needed.
Overall, Dennis is in good spirits and is dealing well with the discomfort. Dennis is quite happy if folks get the word out on his condition via twitter, email, blogs etc.
Please keep Dennis and his family in your thoughts and prayers.