218140, RE: Hello|
Posted by jasonlevine, Tue Apr-17-18 02:24 PM
I'm still here. I'll admit I don't check in as often as I could, but life's been hectic. Beth's father had open heart surgery (quintuple bypass) a couple of months ago and now her 92 year old grandmother is dying. Her grandmother was diagnosed with ALS about 20 months ago. It's attacked her throat muscles the most. She slowly lost her ability to speak clearly, eat solid food, and (most recently) even take in water. She's on hospice care and at this point death is inevitable. She's losing 4-7 pounds a week and isn't taking anything in. It seems that she's surviving due to sheer force of will, but still that can only take you so far. We expect that she'll die within a couple of days.