There was a knock on the door the doctor walked In reaching out to shake both of our hands. I noticed that Mr.K wasn't able to extend his arm out to shake the doctors hand, was It happening already, have the muscles stopped working already. A wash of emotion went over me. I was scared, scared to open my mouth and speak, scared to ask any questions of fear of the answer.
The doctor examined Mr.K and ask some questions. Have you noticed any tingling In your arms or legs, any uncontrollable emotions such as laughing or crying, trouble swallowing, tripping or falling. I had briefly come across some of these symptoms while on the Internet but the truth Is It scared me so bad I clicked right out of the site. I wasn't ready to see how my once healthy husband In the prime of his life was going to leave me. Mr.K answered the doctor, yes I have notices some tingling In my arms and legs, yes I have tripped, all symptoms just verifying that yes, my husband does have ALS. The doctor told us that he was gong to prescribe a medication called Rilutek. Rilutek slows the progressing of the disease down. Studies show It prolongs your life by three months. What the doctor didn't tell us Is that the medication cost $849.00 a month. All I have to say to that Is thank goodness for Insurance. The doctor told us that he wanted to see us In two months. We made our appointment and started toward our car.