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My Father Died From Lou Gherigs Disease

My father passed away 8 years ago due to Lou Gherig's Disease, and it was really awfull. He was diagnosed April 12, 1999, and passed away October 12, 1999. He only survived 6 months. It affected the muscles in his arms, legs, and throat. I shaved him and gave him a bath, and helped him in the bathroom. I fed him, which took awhile sometimes, and took him to get accupuncture treatments which did help ease some of the pain, from the dibelitating disease. He got so bad, we had to put him in the hospital, and on Saturday, his kidneys started shutting down, and by Tuseday, he had passed away peacefully in his sleep. I remember getting the call from my sister, saying DAD Just Passed Away. It was horrible, but then I realized he was not in anymore pain. He was at peace, and found peace with God, before he passed away.
swatches swatches 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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Lost my father October 29 to ALS. Been the hardest seven weeks of my life. People don't know much about the disease or its uncompromising fate. It's been difficult to find people who can relate. Hope you have begun to heal in some aspects, although I think healing is a process that will continue for a lifetime. Thinking of you.

Thank u so much...sometimes we forget others are going thru similar things,,,It helps knowing this

My brother has been diagnosed with als last may..He is only 47..Its so hard to watch him suffer, and to watch my mother watch her son slowly pass...I never knew pain like this existed

I feel your pain, of having to watch what they are going through. My Prayers are with you. If you want or need to talk send me a message , be glad to talk to you. Hugs to you and your Mother. It is such a horrible disease , and I wish the doctors could find a cure for it. My Aunt was recently diagnoised, and it is rapidly taking her. I am here for you if you want to vent about it, or whatever. Remember I am here for you.

My brother has been diagnosed with als last may..He is only 47..Its so hard to watch him suffer, and to watch my mother watch her son slowly pass...I never knew pain like this existed

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing--



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