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    We are moving onto Miralax now. Wish us luck!

    We are moving onto Miralax now.

    Wish us luck!
  2. Thread: Miralax Timing

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    I guess a better question would be ... how quick...

    I guess a better question would be ... how quick does it "work"?

    We're trying to figure out so that, say it takes 2 hours ... we wouldn't want to do it before bed. But if it takes many hours,...
  3. Thread: Miralax Timing

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    Miralax Timing

    My mom was advised to start taking Miralax. (We've tried a few others that did not work.) For her bowel program which we are trying to get working.

    However, no time of day was given.

    I was...
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    She has ALS and not MS. She has control, we're...

    She has ALS and not MS. She has control, we're just trying to get her on a schedule for quality of life issues.

    She does the program after she eats breakfast,

    Would a stronger/better...
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    Been a while since I posted here, and I have a...

    Been a while since I posted here, and I have a little update.

    I was finally able to find a rehab place that didn't look at me like I had 3 heads when I asked about a bowel program.

    Just your...
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    I found out this morning that she is afraid of...

    I found out this morning that she is afraid of falling if people try lifting/moving her without a lift. I'd probably be, too. (Or afraid of a dislocated shoulder like a previous poster.)

    So, it...
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    I will call them personally tomorrow and see what...

    I will call them personally tomorrow and see what is going on.

    Perhaps my mom just did not speak to the right person.
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    Getting To Hospital

    My mom (who has ALS, has no use of her legs, and is wheelchair bound) needs to go the hospital for a CAT scan.

    How would a person in this situation get to the hospital?

    We can get a van to take...
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    Correct. Basically we never know when it is...

    Correct.

    Basically we never know when it is going to happen. So if we have to go out (which happens a lot with young kids) someone has to be paid to come in and sit there in case she needs placed...
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    I just wish I could find out the information. ...

    I just wish I could find out the information. It's like no one around me knows what I am talking about, and if they do, they think I am crazy!

    Grrr...
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    What about some of the programs that are low...

    What about some of the programs that are low carb? I bet their websites would have a bunch.

    I think Atkins is one?
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    UPDATE: OK, I have been going through all the...

    UPDATE: OK, I have been going through all the normal channels, and the feedback I am getting is that

    a) almost no one has even heard of a bowel program and
    b) the ones that have say it is only...
  13. Thread: Private Forum

    by YBill
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    Hey I just checked and I am a member now! ...

    Hey I just checked and I am a member now!

    Coincidence, I am sure! ;)
  14. Thread: Private Forum

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    Private Forum

    How long does it usually take to be approved?

    Just curious...

    :)
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    Sorry it has been so long since I have replied...

    Sorry it has been so long since I have replied back to this post.

    The good/bad news is that nothing has changed! I guess that is all bad news, actually. :lol:

    The thing that brought me back...
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    UPDATE: Talked to the BHM Medical rep today. He...

    UPDATE: Talked to the BHM Medical rep today. He basically said he could not in good conscience sell me a lift that someone would use to transport themselves because it is not what the manufacturer...
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    She needs to be in a motorized wheelchair to move...

    She needs to be in a motorized wheelchair to move around, so I am not sure that would work.
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    Not sure about the sling yet. It appears there...

    Not sure about the sling yet. It appears there are some different types of slings (we have the same one as you I think) that would allow easier hookup by the wearer.

    Right now we (my wife and I)...
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    What systems do you currently recommend for...

    What systems do you currently recommend for ceiling lifts? There are a lot of threads on this going back, but most of the products/links are no longer valid.
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    Sorry to keep posting with no replies. But...

    Sorry to keep posting with no replies. But another question for the experts...

    This *IS* something that is possible, right? Having my mom operate a ceiling sling by herself? The SureHands guy...
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    Did not go so well. The "chest squeezing"...

    Did not go so well. The "chest squeezing" "sling" they had did not work at all, and the other sling had sides that were too high, so she would be unable to take care of her toilet cleaning.
    ...
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    UPDATE: SureHands is coming out on Thursday. I...

    UPDATE: SureHands is coming out on Thursday. I will let everyone know how it goes.
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    I just remember the last time we went, I saw they...

    I just remember the last time we went, I saw they had stuff that we already had (found out about and purchased online) that was like 3x what we paid for it.

    We were there for a lift chair, but it...
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    Thanks. There are a bunch of them around here. ...

    Thanks. There are a bunch of them around here. I will also look into that aspect.

    I always kind of felt like those places were gougers, but perhaps it will be my only option.
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    OK, I finally have some time to deal with moving...

    OK, I finally have some time to deal with moving this forward.

    Question for everyone: I was thinking of just starting the research on my own. First job would be to contact some of the lift...
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