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Dear Friends, With great sadness I want to share with you that my dad who had been living with ALS for 3.5 painful years has finally lost his battle 3 days ago.
It was a very long and difficult last 3 years. I remember every stage of his progression from normal to comatose over 3 years. We have given him all kind of supportive care, be it vent, feeding tube, hospice etc. It did extend his company with us and we are very thankful for that. Unfortunately, the artificial means to keep him alive did cause severe deteroitaion in overall condition, bedsores, infections, septicemia to name a few. In the end he was reduced to total vegititive state, whichwould have been very painful if his mind was indeed working till the end. In the end, it was the infections that got him.
Anyways, I thank him for enduring all the suffering to give us his company. The more he suffered the more my love grew for him. He had endured this for so long that he had us all mentally prepared for what was coming. I thank him for making it easier for us. I really pray for him to rest in peace. May God rest him in peace and may God help us find a cure for ALS soon, so nobody has to go through again what dad went through.

It was almost 3 years ago that I first same om this forum when my dad was diagnosed and I can't thank enough the support and guidance I got from all the fine people here. Good luck to all of you and God bless

Girish
 

JohnMc

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Joined
Apr 12, 2008
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50
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2008
Country
US
State
AZ
City
Phoenix
Girish

I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is a blessing that he is now at peace and free from pain.
 

Zaphoon

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Joined
Aug 2, 2008
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Reason
DX UMND/PLS
Diagnosis
08/2011
Country
US
State
Missouri
City
Springfield
Girish,

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. I'm sure he appreciated all you did for him and how you made his last years more comfortable.
Blessings on you!
 

Family-ALS

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Loved one DX
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US
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NC
City
Jacksonville
I am sorry for your loss. Your Dad is with the Angels where there is no pain, no tears or fears.
 

Flowerpot

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Reason
CALS
Country
UK
State
Tyne and Wear
City
Newcastle upon Tyne
My sympathies are with you - he is in a better place now and I hope you have the support to help you through your grief

Kind regards

Flowerpot
 

Willow

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Joined
Dec 28, 2006
Messages
102
Reason
DX MND
Diagnosis
04/2012
Country
CA
State
East Coast
City
NA
So very sorry for your loss.
 

Connie

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Apr 1, 2008
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Diagnosis
03/2008
Country
US
State
Ca
City
Granite Bay
God Bless you and your family. All your love and support brought him great comfort, I am quite sure. He is at peace.

Sincerely,

Connie
 

zaff4444

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Diagnosis
5/2006
Country
uk
State
z
City
newcastle
My condolences to you and your family.
 

brendapals

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Joined
Jul 6, 2008
Messages
953
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
06/2008
Country
US
State
any
City
any
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May you be blessed with wonderful memories of your dad,
God bless,
brenda
 

Al

Moderator emeritus
Joined
May 25, 2004
Messages
7,960
Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
10/2003
Country
CA
State
On
City
NW of Toronto
I too am sorry for your loss.

AL.
 

Jeannie

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Joined
Dec 19, 2007
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Reason
Loved one DX
Diagnosis
01/2008
Country
US
State
NJ
City
Vernon
I am so sorry for you loss. Your Dad sounds like he was very couragous, may he rest in peace.
In friendship
Jeannie
 

Marjorie R. Wilcox

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Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
660
Diagnosis
10/2007
Country
US
State
New York
City
Richmondville
We're so sorry to hear. May you be comforted with precious memories and the fact that the worst is over. Marjorie and Rick
 

Icanmanz

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Jul 14, 2007
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Reason
PALS
Country
Uni
State
Texas
City
Tomball
Girish, may God be with you, and may your dear Dad rest in peace!

Irma
 

brooksea

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Sep 27, 2006
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Reason
Other
Country
HM
Girish,

I'm very sorry you lost your father. May he rest in peace.
 

wendy

Member
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Nov 13, 2007
Messages
26
Reason
CALS
Country
CA
State
Ontario
City
Pembroke
I am sorry for your loss.
May God bless you and your family.
 
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