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    hello again

    My mother in law is now presenting issues with her tongue...this is moving so quickly it's unbelievable...but who knows how long shes truly had this disease....she experienced something this morning that frightened my daughter...we go to visit every two weeks...anyways...for about an...
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    hello again

    Well as expected things have declined somewhat in all areas. Some new issues with her tongue and side to side movement of it. Is there more than one lung test? If not the forced one was at around 50%...they stayed at our place last night. And I think we all realized this may be the last visit...
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    hello again

    She as an appointment tomorrow actually. We as a family are working through it.
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    hello again

    I first posted on here in December. My mother in law was diagnosed at the end of 2012 with ALS. Since November where she was able to go hunting and hiking she now has a walker for inside and out...bipap for sleeping and has a difficult time walking short distances. She needs help dressing and...
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    may i ask

    Why our thread we started was locked? I don't get it?
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    I remember the saying “what a difference a day makes.”* I probably said it a few times as it pertained to my life but never has it been so life changing.* Today I am not reflecting on a difference that a day makes but what a difference two months makes. In December of 2012 at the age of 66, my...
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    So we told the kids. It was tough. With help from this forum and suggestions from als .ca. My father in law has gutted the on suite bathroom jacuzzi tub and replaced it with a large handicap shower that has a chair in it. We have signed up for als walk here in Barrie and hope to raise money...
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    Don't want to scare the kids..we understand it is rare. We need to explain things to them so they can understand the changes that are going to be visible. They are highly intelligent children that already know grandmas hands don't work so well
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    Well my wife spoke to my father in law briefly. Confirmation of ALS today. I am lost as is my wife. We will speak to them tomorrow. I truly hoped that original diagnosis was an error.
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    My mother in law finally goes tomorrow. Her apt last week got switched. This has been a long few weeks.
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    Is there any videos anyone can recommended..our kids are 13 and 14 years old. The ABCs of als was great. I think it may be just a bit over their heads.
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    I believe it was with recommendation from her neurologist. She goes in 10 days which was incredibly fast. We have all done a ton of reading on this disease. The ABCs have been incredibly helpful. Many thanks for that.
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    I am assuming that her neurologist and other doctors/councillors will all be at this one hospital which is awesome. I am going to mention this site to her as it seems to be full of information but most of all #Love.
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    Mother in law newly diagnosed

    Hi all. I've been reading here for a few weeks and I must say there is a lot that I've learned in a short period of time. Thank you all for that. My mother in law is 63...a year ago she was having issues with her left hand. They did an EMG and she was diagnosed with carpal tunnel and had...
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