- Sep 14, 2006
- Loved one DX
I know this is a unlikely situation but is anyone else aware of siblings having ALS. My wifes sister was diagnosed with ALS in late 2003. In August of 2006 my wife was diagnosed with ALS. My wifes Neurologist is shocked that both sisters had ALS. My wife had blood drawn to check for the sod1 gene but we have not heard back yet. My sister-in-law passed away on December 11th. My wife has already progressed to needing to use a walker and I can just barely understand her. Needless to say this scares the bejabbers out of me. My sister-in-law was 61 when she was diagnosed. My wife is 51. Sorry about rambling but I am still trying to understand what has happened. Are siblings having ALS as unusual as our Dr. thinks.