Mar 26, 2005 - 9:55 pm
My boyfriend was diagnosed with throat cancer in Sept. He had three chemos and 40 radiation treatments. The cancer is gone (Thank God!!) but what now? His taste is back (for the most part)but he can't swallow. His salivary glands are shot so his mouth is always dry and foamy. He aspirates when he tries to drink or eat. Once they are done treating the cancer it seems like the doctors are done and offer no advise or help. I can not imagine that there is nothing else that can be done. How can we treat his aspiration and get him off of his feeding tube?