Navigating Interventions With the Ongoing Losses of ALS

Navigating Interventions With the Ongoing Losses of ALS

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Navigating Interventions With the Ongoing Losses of ALS

My husband, Todd, began monitoring his breathing after he was diagnosed with ALS. We were told that he’d need to have surgery to insert a feeding tube before his forced vital capacity (FVC) dipped below 50%, and so he had it measured every few months at an ALS clinic. The respiratory therapist held a mouthpiece up to Todd’s lips, and as he blew the air out of his lungs, she cheered him on: “Go, go,…

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