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  1. G

    Is anyone complaining of a nagging cough

    Hello, My husband was diagnosed three years ago with PLS. However, I am not so sure it has remained PLS. He has progressed a lot this passed year. He has clonus right foot, and now left also. He has babinsky in right knee and now left knee is buckeling. His right had is so week he can hardly...
  2. K

    Mom is free!

    My mother, Norma Herrington, died this morning. Her battle with this horrible monster is done. She slipped away peacefully after an all night vigil of morphine every hour. She was in a coma and had no pain or struggle at all. We are numb right now but thankful she is no longer suffering.
  3. F

    Devestated and empty..........

    I lost dad today. I just wanted evryone to know that in the end, after months of pain and struggling he went to sleep on Sunday morning after a night of aggitation. The nurses upped his syringe driver and roused him to tell him this was it now and he nodded in acceptance. We struggled with him...
  4. K

    Update

    My mother, bless her heart, is beginning to leave us. The hospice nurse told us today that her feet are swelling and her urine is darkening. She has been doing what I call puff breathing. They have told us we can give her morphine every two hours now. We can hear her breathing through the walls...
  5. hopealive

    nightmares

    Hello to my CAL friends. I am up late, was awoken again by a horrible nightmare. I wasn't sure if I should even share this but, was hoping that someone might have some words of encouragement that this too shall pass. My mother passed away February 28,2009 she has bulbar onset ALS for a little...
  6. F

    Comfortable Now ? Just keep grinning

    Hi again, Well Dad reached another goal last week as i explained on another thread ( he got his book published !), this 'project' had kept him occupied during the last three years since his diagnosed. The smile was amazing, for once the morphine wasn't the cause of his emotion and it showed lol...
  7. R

    My mom has passed on

    This morning my mom passed on in her sleep. She was diagnosed Last Sept Bulbar. She fell this weekend and ended up in the hospital with a fractured vertabre in her lower back. She was in quite a bit of pain and the gave her morphine for the pain. She was down to approx 85 lbs when this...
  8. T

    is als painful?

    I help care for my mother at times and she cries much complaining that she is in so much pain. She is at the point now where she has no control over any appendage below her neck. She has 40% lung capacity left and has now started experiencing problems swallowing. She will begin taking morphine...
  9. M

    Mam's gone

    Hi all, Sadly I am writing today to let you know that my wonderful best friend and mother passed away a week ago today. She had been sick for a few days and very sleepy and drowsy, but I never thought this was going to happen. Over the last 17months with her battle with mnd I thought many times...
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