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    Panic attacks

    Hi Everyone, Been a while since my last question. Hoping someone can help us out or guide us. My dad is in the late stages of ALS and is now living in a residence and having multiple panic attacks per day. This has been going on for the last 2 weeks and he is being brought back and forth from...
  2. chally

    Update on Hospice

    Finally got the BS cleared away and now officially in hospice care, morphine, Ativan and all what comes next Got good nurses coming in, got good aides night and day to give Beth much much needed rest. Can’t type my own texts so alot less frequent correspondence , sorry! Things have sped up...
  3. R

    Sharing the road

    My Pals started a downward spiral 30 days ago. Could no longer talk, appetite diminished, slept 14-15 hours at night and often a long nap in the afternoon. I asked twice if she wanted our granddaughters to come decorate for Christmas and never got a response. I had them cone out anyway and she...
  4. Chincoteaguer

    Started the morphine

    Started giving Sibyl morphine @ 4pm yesterday. Instructions say 0.5 ML every 4 hours but I waited until 3:30 this morning for the second dose. Also giving her lorazepam after discussing with hospice nurse. She is resting comfortably but very shallow breathing. Thru the tube the morphine...
  5. N

    02 or no 02?!

    my PALS this morning is struggling to breathe, 02 sats are bouncing around 81-88 all morning and he looks uncomfortable. Gave him an Ativan and morphine but doesn't seem to be making him comfortable. I wouldn't say agitated, just uncomfortable. The RT is suggesting some 02 for comfort and I'm...
  6. L

    On hospice

    My PALS decline has been fast, making it difficult to get things ready in time. And now the change comes even faster. She has been on palliative care for several months, but within about 10 days, first a UTI, then thrush and another infection in the cheeks and jaws have brought us to hospice...
  7. NothingButLove

    Happy Father's Day

    My grandma died last week. She was 103 on June 3rd. I can't go to the funeral because my wife, 59, is dying by VSED. She got up in the morning and wished me happy father's day. She took some morphine and lorazepam. After an hour, she took an ambien and went back to bed. She got up later in the...
  8. NothingButLove

    My universe is most likely coming to an end...

    I really, really wanted to be an active member on this forum. Around September of last year, my wife has wanted me by her side all the time. The depression, stress and physical fatigue brings me down. The lack of sleep just destroys me. I just couldn't find the time... I've seen posts saying...
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    For 3 years my wife has fought with everything she has to make ALS take things from her. Anything that could help make life easier was pushed to the side until it was the only option left. Her PWC sat as a dust collector for seven months, although for the last month, she was being pushed around...
  10. L

    My Dad Died April 9th

    It has been such a busy time and I hadn't had a chance to post earlier. He was diagnosed 3/23/2017 and progressed rapidly. By May 2017 he was on AVAPS, July 25th he got a feeding tube and by December he had pneumonia and after being intubated for a couple of weeks went home on the Trilogy. He...

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