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Ralph:see if you can suggest anything

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2007
  • 04:13 AM

I have a family member that is elderly. She tripped while making the bed a year ago and dislocated her shoulder. No dizzyness, blurred vision, just clumsy accident. She needed surgery to repair it. A few weeks later she noticed she couldn't "use her tongue" and joked that it was the pain meds they had given her at hosp. since she had never used anything. She then began to choke occasionally,etc. She now cannot say alot of words, especially ones with L's or that need alot of tongue movement. She has been tested for numerous things through blood tests and MRI. Light stroke, Bell's Palsy,myasthemia gravis have all been ruled out. The Dr is sending her to a specialist in ALS and thinks that is what is wrong. She has had no other changes though. She has no gait changes, no weakness that she can note, no change of activity or energy,coordination,etc. Just the tongue and just since the surgery. Do you have any ideas of anything in a natural deficiancy that could cause this or anything that they could be overlooking?:confused:

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