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    Painful Question

    Hi friends, my mom has decided to stop taking hydration and nutrition through her feeding tube. Has anyone here taken care of a PALS who's made this decision? Does anyone have insight into what we can expect?
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    thank goodness for hospice - and you

    Hi friends, Just a quick note of thanks to you all - your advice on Hoyer lifts, clothing, bathroom tricks, good threads for my mom to read - I've posted so many questions over the last few days and have been given thoughtful, generous answers. Your info on Hoyer slings was even informative for...
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    summoning help at night

    Hello again friends. Tonight's problem - mom sleeps downstairs, caretakers sleep upstairs. 'Til now we've relied on a baby monitor plus a dinner bell she rings when she needs help in the night. But can anyone think of a good solution when she can't get to, or ring, the dinner bell? She can no...
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    Just starting with Hoyer lift

    We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of a Hoyer lift as transfers are really difficult. Could anyone point me to a thread for Hoyer newbies? And if there isn't one, could I gather your wisdom here? I am wondering: 1. If you have recommendations for slings; 2. If it's possible to sit on the...
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    A good place for PALS/FTD to start

    Hello again friends, I've received so much help and support from this forum and would like to get my mom involved with it and you. Can you suggest a good comforting thread for her to start with?
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    Nice clothing for women with ALS?

    Hi friends, Down in NC visiting my mom. She's just now needing the power chair full time, and is much less confident using her walker than she was a few weeks ago. I am wondering whether people have recommendations for loose, comfortable, easy-up-and-down pants for women? We would both still...
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    shower attachment for square faucet in tub?

    Hi there, We're going to need to figure out something pretty quick - suddenly my mom can't use her walker or get safely into her shower. For now, a transfer seat into the tub seems like it will work - does anyone have any recommendations for a shower attachment for a square faucet/tap? Thanks!