Re: could someone help me
I would check out her meds, too. 17 is a lot and one has to wonder if there are some drug interactions going on. Does she get them all from the same pharmacy? Have the pharmacist carefully look at the big picture if you can.
Yes, I've heard of people with MS on a feeding tube because they can't swallow. MS affects people so differently. Secondary progressive in one person might look very different in another. There are so many variables in MS.
It's very hard for me to say this (isn't denial a great coping mechanism?), but I believe my daughter's life will be shortened by her MS. She's already had a heart attack and needs to have a colostomy and she's only 25. She, too, can't swallow at times and loses a scary amount of weight when that happens.
But the future is not in our hands. We must enjoy each day right now. I hope that even with your mother's declining condition you are getting to enjoy her company every day.
Last edited by Jewel2; 07-27-2005 at 06:56 AM.