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ALS/ Lou Gehrig's Disease

Caring for someone with ALS has its own challenges and blessings. Come get help with ALS-related matters and be part of a community that cares about you.

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5 days ago
clbrancart said...
I am sorry about your diagnosis. I know it must be difficult - it was for our family. I suggest you contact your local ALS chapter. We attended patient groups and the association can steer you directions for various support needs.
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about 1 month ago
clbrancart said...
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's diagnosis. This is a very good question, and one we had to immediately think about. On the expense side have your friend contact Soci... more
23 days ago
utah1250 said...
Social security steps in with disability benefits and hopefully that will cover the expenses along with whatever she has to help. After a year she can qualify for govt assistance for medical.
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29 days ago
I know how you feel, I'm at the age of 18, and just found out last month that my dad has ALS. Taking care of him is so hard, because there's nothing I can do to make him better... more
23 days ago
utah1250 said...
Thank you. I am actively seeking people to talk with to help me out. I know we will both need therapy once he gets to the stage where she finally understands that the end is ne... more
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3 months ago
BELLY BUTTONS said...
BELLY BUTTONS are ideal for tube feelings . Check us out on Facebook . They eliminate the need for gauze and tape which often results in skin irritations. They are double flan... more
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5 months ago
clbrancart said...
I wish I could help you. My husband never experienced this. The only thing I can think of is an aloe lotion. Good luck. I hope you are able to find something to soothe your client.
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4 months ago
ginalove said...
What do you mean by his last stage? It really hurts to see so many people suffering from a disease yhat doesnt have cure. My dad was diagnosed last week and its hard not knowing where or whats to do for help.
4 months ago
jetnurse said...
Hi he had also for three years. I took care of him with hospice help for lift equipment,wheelchair and oxygen. Last stage was last 6 months for us. Bedridden,unable to eat or b... more
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