My boyfriend of 3 years was diagnosed with als in Oct.03 at the age of 35. We notice the slurring, gagging and his hand was getting flat last summer. we thought he had a mild heartattack in his sleep. when he got diagnosed thats when I lost him. within 3 weeks he sent for his wife and kids to move here so he could be close to them. Now I am out of his life. I have researched this disease and I cry alone wondering how he is doing. How he is feeling.