Linda, although my first symptoms were body wide fasciculations and weakness in my left hand, I had changes in my vocal tone and constant throat clearing so it is believed that I am bulbar onset. I have not found another blender that compares to the Vitamix. Whatever my family is having for dinner, I have as well, just puréed in the Vitamix. Yesterday, we had creamed chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes. I like my food hot. The only thing I put in my tube right now is water for hydration, crushed meds, and an occasional food supplement called Liquid Hope if I'm on the go and don't have access to my Vitamix.
I do very high calorie soups in my Vitamix as well. Creamy Maryland Crab and Lobster Bisque are quite good. Most of what I eat by mouth is about the consistency of mashed potatoes, but a little thinner. We use whole milk and half and half in just about everything for added calories.