- Aug 31, 2008
well, we went to the ALS clinic at OSU yesterday. Dr Kolb said based on the information and the examination, and previous test results, that the initial diagnosed is Als, during the course of a several hour examination and add'l testing, he came to this conclusion, ruling out several other causes, he has ordered add'l testing, he was wonderful, answering questions and trying very hard to put us at ease. He gave us personal contact information in case we had questions later. He said it was very overwelming and that he knew that a couple hours from now we would have questions that needed answered. We have return appts next week for the Pulmonary testing and my husband is scheduled every 3 months at the Als clinic. I was very shocked to see just how weak he has become, the Dr also found noticable weakness in the feet and legs, he advised my husband that at this point things weren't going to get better but worse, he stated that when he is ready to leave work he will support him and submit all the informatin that employers need, he also advised us to file for SSDI as soon as possible and he would submit all the necessary paperwork pertaining to that also.