- Sep 30, 2006
- Loved one DX
I am very worried about my mother-in-law. She has been having difficulty swallowing for some time. Although she has been given the list of foods to avoid. She continues to eat them, and stuggles during most meals. Is having trouble with constipation because she has difficulty with liquids. She drinks Chocolate milk mostly, They have recipes for smoothies but have not used them. Coughing and sometimes choking. She has also lost weight. At her last Dr.s appt they suggested a feeding tube and did not tell the family. My father-in-law has also read the info but still no diet changes. I am very worried about her nutrition, Choking, weight loss. I know the tube is a scary thought but how can We convince them to consider it. I feel as though they are still in denial about the progression of the disease and think by not changing the diet means the ALS is not advancing. Does anyone have any advice?