FATHER'S ALS PROGRESSING
Dear Ted, I have been reading your posts on ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis] on earthclinic.com and am a bit confused about how to implement your suggestions to help my father. My father (age 59) was recently diagnosed with motor neuron disease (likely ALS) after experiencing progressive symptoms for the past one year.
He developed a limp last November which progressed to a foot drop in the left foot. He was responding to physical therapy for some time but that is no longer the case after he experienced a fracture of the left foot in July of this year. Since then, his condition is consistently worsening as he is now having trouble with is right leg and left arm. He also has a weak cough and is very fatigued all day; the doctors here have advised him to use a nighttime respiratory machine.
We are very alarmed at his rapid progression and are looking for any and all solutions to help. I am afraid to implement any suggestions on earth clinic until further discussing with you; I don't want anything to have a negative outcome due to my unfamiliarity with the suggested treatments. Right now the only treatment we are using is clove oil.