In memory of Rod Hursh
someone we've lost to ALS
My kids and I miss him terribly, but take solace that he’s no longer suffering.
My husband Rod’s first symptom came in the form of slurred speech in December of 2021. Soon afterwards came incessant twitching in his shoulders. In May of 2021 he had a positive EMG, which was when we received his ALS diagnosis.
While we were grief stricken, we were determined to fight this debilitating disease. We found an ALS specialist at Northwestern Hospital, an excellent homeopathic doctor and wonderful therapists to help us navigate our journey. Unfortunately, Rod’s speech and swallowing became worse, so in March 2022, he succumbed to a feeding tube.
From March to May he declined rapidly, and passed away, as peacefully as this disease allows, in my arms, at home, on May 10, 2022. My kids and I miss him terribly, but take solace that he’s no longer suffering.