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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patient?

    Mary pat. Thank you especially for responding. It was the perfect mix of empathy and experience that i needed.
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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patient?

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to give me some much needed and appreciated sound advice. My sister and i just have felt so lost and helpless throughout this experience. These hospitals, health Care factories have made it very hard for us to trust their judgment.
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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patient?

    Thanks very much for responding guys! Laurel. Unfortunately, she is in denial. She still does not believe she has ALS. So getting her to tell us what she wants has been close to impossible. I think she understands she will never recover back to the way she was before she went into the...
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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patient?

    Hello. This is my second post. Thanks everyone so much for all your input, info, and help on the first one. My 74 year mother was diagnosed with ALS about 3 years ago. Since that time, she has completely lost the use of her legs. About 4 months ago, she was admitted to the hospital because of...
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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patients

    Thanks! Didn't even realize I posted it there.
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    Tracheostomy In Advanced ALS Patients

    Hello. This is my second post. Thanks everyone so much for all your input, info, and help on the first one. My 74 year mother was diagnosed with ALS about 3 years ago. Since that time, she has completely lost the use of her legs. About 4 months ago, she was admitted to the hospital because...
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    Please Help. I don't know what to expect.

    You are correct. "No" to all of the questions. I also don't know exactly how to bring up the subject of a feeding tube. She's very scared right now. I don't know what a BiPap or FVC score is, but I'm going to research them on the internet. Thanks very much for responding.
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    Please Help. I don't know what to expect.

    Hi. My mother was diagnosed with ALS a little over 2 years ago. Being a stubborn woman, she has refused to acknowledge that she may have it. It started with us going for a walk late in the summer of 2009. She walked about a block and couldn't go on. Complained of severe cramping in her...
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