- Oct 11, 2006
- Friend was DX
My best friend Joe has ALS and my friend Karen and I are the only ones who can care for him. He has a feeding tube but doesn't want to use it till it is absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, he keeps making "mistakes" (his word) in what he chooses to eat or the care with which he eats it and starts choking. Several times, Karen or someone at a restaurant has had to do the Heimlich. So far I have not been faced with that, having had only to pound him on the back to dislodge the food. But how to do I do the Heimlich if he needs it? I weigh 95 pounds; he weighs 185. It scares me that I could face that situation one day. Does anyone know alternate techniques?