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    Daddy's little girl

    Hi awhite, Sorry about your dad. It is a very hard thing to come to terms with. It will take you all some time. Treat your dad as you always have and be as supportive as you can. My dad was always cheered up when his grandkids were around. Little ones have a way of breaking down walls that we...
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    With thanks

    Al, Tbear, Carol, Mike and everyone else, I am writing today to thank you all for this wonderful site. My dad passed away on December 27, 17 months after he was diagnosed with ALS. His days were made easier by all of the helpful information that I gathered from this very site. You all have no...
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    My mom's legs

    Hi Nic01 The ALS society here just loaned my Dad a rechargeable battery powered lift. We had tracks installed above his bed and also above his reclining chair (also from the ALS society). It is extremely easy to use as a sling is attached to him which is hooked to the lift which is hooked to...
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    Sleeping troubles...

    Hey Mike27, Somedays I think being a New Age Fluffball might be a pretty good thing... Thanks for the suggestion on Melatonin. It will be worth trying as he is quite miserable he is so tired. I'll let you know how he makes out. Thanks for your time, bear2
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    Sleeping troubles...

    Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone is taking anything to help them sleep at night. My dad was having a great deal of trouble sleeping. He says that his mind is racing all night long. The doctor prescribed a sleeping pill for him. As soon as he began taking it he became very agitated and...
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    ALS possibly triggered by visit to Water Park

    Hi everyone, It has been some time since I have posted on the forum. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. I read this thread last night and started to wonder if my dad ever got a bad bang on the head. A few years ago he fell while skating (no helmet) and received a very bad...
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    my mom has this disease

    Hi Snowball, My dad was diagnosed with ALS 9 months ago. He too has the Bulbar form. His speech is pretty much gone now. He also has a great deal of difficulty chewing and swallowing. Sometimes you feel lost and helpless and just don't know what to do or what to suggest. This form of ALS seems...
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    Clinic Apr. 12

    Hi Al, Congratulations on the baby. I am sure that you will make a great grandpa. You and several others on the forum seem to go to the ALS clinic quite frequently. What do they do for you there? Do you have testing done and if so what type? I'm sorry to sound stupid asking about it but there...
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    NEWS FROM CAROL

    Carol and family, i'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. you have shared so much with all who visit this forum that i know we all share with you in your grief. you have touched so many lives with your support and understanding. henry was blessed to have had you in his life as you were...
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    My Father Passed Away January 18th

    Gayle, your dad sounds as if he was a wonderful man. i'm very sorry for your loss. my dad has als as well. know that you are not alone. keep strong and share his story with as many people as you can - it can only help - you and those who hear it. bear2
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    Introductions requested

    Someone sent this to me yesterday and it really touched me. I wasn't sure where to post it but it seems as though everyone is coming to this thread eventually - so here goes: Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean. I asked God for a...
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    Recently Diagnosed; Familial ALS

    Hi DebbieD, You seem as though you are a very upbeat person and very strong as well. I hope that the stem cell study is of great benefit to you and every other PAL out there. Have you any idea how long the study will be going on for? I think that you folks in Ontario must have a lot better...
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    need information amino acids

    Hi all, Hope everyone is having a good weekend. My folks made it down south okay. They said they had to turn the air conditioner on when they hit the Carolinas. That was the same morning I had to scrape the frost off the windows here to get to work. I hope the warm weather and seeing old...
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    Introductions requested

    Hi everyone. What a great idea Melissa! I guess I'll take a shot at this too! My dad was just diagnosed with ALS this July. He has bulbar ALS and has more and more difficulty eating and talking. In the last couple of months he has lost most of the strength in one arm and the deterioration has...
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    hello, where is everyone

    Hi everyone, Hope everyone is doing okay. Fisher, congratulations on the your marriage - it's nice to hear some good news! :D Carol if you are checking in from time to time, know that our thoughts are with you and Henry. I hope that you are doing okay. Try to keep your spirits up and know...
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