Yes, I m looking for a staight anwer. Thanks for your time. I take care of a very dear friend that has als. I feel she is nearing the end . She is totally paralyzed and can hardly talk or swallow anymore. She has refused any prolonging assistance. Could you possibly give me some kind of time line . Her first symptoms started in 2007, but wasn t officially diagnosed till yearly 2009. Can you give me any info. Thank You, Carma P. Amery, Wi.