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... water in her. Losing weight for someone with als is not good. I think of it as a maintainence thing, not end of life issue yet! It did help her keep her weight on. She did use a bipap machine to force air into her lungs. ... (3 replies)
... I am not blessing your Mom by being with her. She is blessing me many times over allowing me to be with her! I will never forget those words. We had a rotation of people who cooked for her, fed her. Someone to clean for her. And not to forget, my stepdad to be taken care of. It was wonderful! ... (7 replies)
... Sorry, for your brother and family. It is so difficult to with your loved ones at the end of life....although reassurring that their suffering will soon be over. They will be free from their body. I hope his final hours were peaceful... ... (1 replies)

... jodi girl, I can sure feel or rember feeling what you are at the moment. I'm no doctor of course but I had an mri, only showed that I had 3 bulging discs in my neck. The neurologist said to cancel the cat scan as it would show no stroke has occured. ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your father. My mother passed away with ALS 9 years ago. I still miss her! ... (17 replies)
Als
Dec 21, 2013
... refused feeding tube, cannot, walk, talk, barely move, is incontinent. Well, to me she is near the end stages of life. ... (16 replies)
... better on antibiotics then it probably was lyme. If someone gets much worse it might be a herx, then get better it might be lyme. But there is no real sure way of testing. ALS is a very quickly progressive disease, so you have to act fast. ... (11 replies)
... Lean on the ALS Association as much as you can. ... (55 replies)
Could this be ALS?
May 25, 2007
... Please excuse me for just jumping in before I read all the posts. Ten years ago my Dad was losing weight and not looking well. We started going to all sorts of Drs., getting this test, and that, and there was no diagnosis. Near the end of his life, it appeared he had a stroke, and possibly subsequent ones. ... (18 replies)
Could this be ALS?
Dec 12, 2005
... Other than that symptom he was fine and had none of your other symptoms . ... (18 replies)
... it would be tough for me to start with all the symptoms but it all started with strep throat in late October. I never really felt like I got out of the woods with it and felt tired and achy following the antibiotics. Since that time I have experienced discomfort in the chest area ... a sore left shoulder ... ... (8 replies)
... When my father passed away from ALS in sept of '04 my whole world was turned upside down. It actually still is upside down to be honest. I remember toward the end of his life his whole family was there to say goodbye. It was the worst day of my entire life. There is never any good way to say goodbye. ... (7 replies)
... my dad lived with my sister for the last 10 weeks of his life. ... (17 replies)
... he lived 5 years with the disease. He too refused to be seen by more docs, prodded poked and told he was going to die. One needs hope to live and the cruelty of the disease and sometimes lack of compassion on the part of the neurologist makes it hard to go back for more of the same. ... (4 replies)
Als
Dec 21, 2013
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... I am glad to hear your reply.. yes quality of life is what is important.. In my opinion.. ... (12 replies)
... It has been almost 2 months since my mom's diagnosis. She was in late stage at the time of her diagnosis and the past few weeks have been very difficult. Her weight had dropped into the low 60's and her frame is now skeletal. ... (6 replies)
... Hi, I was am new to these boards but I have dealt with ALS. My father passed away a little over 3 years ago from ALS at age 61. Pretty much everyone progresses at different rates, but usually ALS patients pass away from the disease 18 to 24 months after been diagnosed. ... (17 replies)
... I would like to hear from anyone who has had experience with an ALS patient on the ventilator. My father had ALS and he did not choose to go on the vent. My mother in law was diagnosed with ALS ten years ago and has been on the ventilator for the last eight years. ... (17 replies)
... of my panic attacks out of my life. ... (11 replies)




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