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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    I watched all three videos and have sent them to my step-mother for her to see. I hope that the plain-spoken approach will enlighten her. After watching the videos, I started searching out similar videos on YouTube. After 3 hours and dozens of videos, I have a renewed sense of hope and a greater...
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    Thank you for the advice, Missy and CJ. My Dad does have a firm diagnosis and I will speak to his wife about the BiPap machine and wheelchair. I had not thought that we would need those so soon. My Dad is on Medicare. It was his own denial of symptoms that I was referring to. He just refused to...
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    @notme, Thank you for your advice. I whole heartedly agree with you! He has recovered from his "spell." Both my sister, an RN, and I have asked my step mother to monitor his breathing and take him to a hospital if he appears to be in distress again.
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    Thank you! bibronchial AKA "flail arm disease" AKA "man in a barrel" My Dad had his first PT appointment today. He was told that he has lost 80% use in his left arm and 10% in his right. No news about his leg. I should have also noted that he was placed on statins two years ago. He...
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    Ugh...my reply went to a moderator. I hope that it gets approved soon :)
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    @notme, Thank you for your advice about the breathing. I whole heartedly agree with you. Being so far away from him right now makes me rely on information from third parties and leaves me feeling helpless. He did have the weakness first and was completely unaware of the muscle twitches. He...
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    Questions from a cALS on diagnosis and symptoms

    Hello everyone, I have spent a few days just reading various threads on this website and am amazed at the wealth of information and support available. Having resorted to the internet after my Dad's diagnosis of MND/ALS a month ago, I am relieved to find a place where I can get straight answers...
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