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Gleason had to get a tracheotomy today


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Earlier in the day, Gleason awoke and was struggling to breathe, the source told WDSU. He was taken to the emergency room at a Jefferson Parish hospital, and doctors performed a tracheotomy to help alleviate the problem.







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Sid in Lakeshore
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Damn. Terrible disease.





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The source described it as a hastily scheduled surgery, but noted that family knew such a procedure could one day be necessary.


Was just a matter of when



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He probably has the resources to stay home, and not at a care facility.





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Kankles
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What a terrible disease. The mind is unaffected through all of this. Has to be the most awful experience imaginable.





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St Augustine
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Als and Huntington's are the absolute worst. My buddy's dad died of Als and he eventually had a traech. Unfortunately we're not likely looking at much more time here. fricking sucks


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tigerman03
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Damn.





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LSUFM57
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What a terrible disease. Keep Fighting Steve !!





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Tyler9258
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So sad for this awesome man and family... Anytime I see the Steve Gleason story I cry like a baby. No white flags





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rantfan
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So sad for this awesome man and family... Anytime I see the Steve Gleason story I cry like a baby. No white flags



This^^^^^


Feel so bad for his family






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Kcrad
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Well that sucks.

He probably doesn't have much more time, unfortunately.






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Dennis4LSU
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Earlier in the day, Gleason awoke and was struggling to breathe, the source told WDSU. He was taken to the emergency room at a Jefferson Parish hospital, and doctors performed a tracheotomy to help alleviate the problem.
Dad died from ALS in 93 I remember when he had to get a Trach, sad to say the end was not far behind. That was three of the best and worst 3years of my life



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CocoLoco
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Very sad stuff, and that must of been a terrible thing to go through with your father.



Do you know how long people with ALS usually live for? Aren't there some that live for a very long time?






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Ziggy
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sad to say the end was not far behind.

Why is that?






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Breesus
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Did you think that post out correctly?

This sucks. frick ALS






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Ziggy
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I guess I didn't realize that because of the trach being done, that now it's almost the end. That's all.

And yes, frick ALS.






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htran90
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a lot of ALS patients die of pneumonia/respiratory infection/respiratory failure.

that should say enough in where he is at this point






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VOR
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Unfortunately, as a doctor on the news put it tonight, typically the tracheotomy is considered a "milestone event" with ALS. Sad.





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tzimme4
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@TeamGleason: I am persistent like a banana tree. Cut me down, and I will be back before you know it.
-SG
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