- Oct 28, 2007
Well yesterday was the 4 month appointment with the neuro and as we expected (wait and see). The neuro examined my husband and said that he has progressed significantly since February. The right and left leg are compromised and he is showing muscle atrophy in his right hand and and thumb area. I asked the neuro if he is still sticking to his diagnosis of PLS instead of ALS and he said at this point he will not be able to tell until he does the EMG/NCV in early September. I asked the neuro for something for depression as this is depressing the heck out of my husband and myself as well. He gave him something to try and told my husband to try it that it may help him cope. I told the neuro that I was under the impression that ALS was typically lower motor neuron (throat, breathing, speaking etc and he said no that ALS can be everywhere). He also said that since February he has received four new patients presenting with symptoms of ALS/PLS which he said is extremely rare and a large number for the area. I told him to look into this forum and he would be amazed of all the people who have the same medical similarities. So my friends this nightmare continues for us. Take care, Gracie:?