- Mar 1, 2017
- Loved one DX
Just wanted to say "hi" and to thank you for all the valuable information you provide about ALS. I have been visiting this site since the summer gathering information and hoping that all the symptoms my dad had would not be ALS. My dad just got diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Although the doctors have not told us the type of ALS, I'm confident that it's progressive Bulbar as he can no longer speak. He has lost a lot of weight and we are on a wait list for feeding tube. I'm hoping it happens soon as I fear that he will be to weak to get one. I'm worried about my dad as he does not want to talk about it, sleeps a lot and I know is depressed. He just lost his speech which has been a real set back. I feel so helpless and I can't imagine what my dad is going through but want to help him the best I can. Any advice? Does the feeding tube help get the weight back on?