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Old 09-17-2004, 10:16 AM #1 (permalink)
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Default HOW do you deal with this?

My pop has been diagnosed with ALS but they are continuing other tests as that is how they positively diagno, by ruling out others. He has lost mobility in his left hand, arm is limited, right arm is much slower than 4 weeks ago, frequent falls (loss of balance), pain in shoulder... He has gone through several MRIs, a cat scan, electro....gram, !

How do deal with seeing a loved one go from healthy autonomous (he was at the gym every day...), to now needing some assistance with almost all.

Any idea on medication to slow down, trial drgus?. We have apt with Doc next week. I would like to try and be somewhat informed.

What have you done, in home care or a residence? This is very new to my family. We found out this Monday. Doc says 12-18 months...! Is it worth changing his lifestyle (place of residence) for that time. Have you noticed depression in ALS patient, as their mind is still ok?

Any time spent on a reply is much appreciated.
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