- Sep 11, 2012
- Loved one DX
This is my second time writing to you all. My mother recently had an appointment with a neurologist at UK in Kentucky. He told us her progression seems to be slower than normal, and he did not want to diagnose her with ALS just yet. He told us to get in touch with the family and see if any other member had any similar issues with neurological diseases. We found nothing besides my great grandmother who has Parkinson’s (rumored). My mom's side of the family has some issues and does not get along with us well but we are trying to reach out. Today is a sad day because along with the weakness in her legs and hands, she cannot raise one of her arms. She is still working, which is helping her emotionally. The neurologist prescribed her something to help with her stiff joints, but I think she was led to believe it could help her to use her hand. I am one of her two daughters and am 22 years old. This is all so hard for me, I cannot stop crying. It is all happening in a matter of months. I believe it has been about 5 to my knowledge. Another one of her symptoms I have seen is that on her way to the neurologist she was drinking and began laughing uncontrollably out of nowhere. It scared me. I am having a hard time dealing with all of this. I pictured taking care of my parents until they grew elderly, them both being at my wedding and having grandchildren. I can only ask why?