- Aug 16, 2008
- Lost a loved one
Well, after thinking that my dad had als for about 2 months, a different neurologist actually tested him and thinks it's guillame-barre. There are tests (such as a spinal tap) that they could do, and if it is g.b., it's treatable. But given my dad's age (87) and condition (6', 135 lbs. and totally weak), the cure might kill him . Plus my dad doesn't want to do this, he just wants to be made comfortable. He always tells me, "I'm a lucky bastard, I've had a great life!" But God, I'm going to miss him! Everyone loves him, he's just that kind of person. His pants are falling down (because they're now so loose) as they stand him up to plop him in the car, and he makes a joke about it. :roll: He says he's ready to go, but he's still so intelligent, into life, current events, politics. It KILLS me.