Dec 20, 2012 - 3:40 am
In my last post I was explaining that we have completed tx and our instructions were to start swallowing food and drink without the use of the PEG. Because the mouth seems so sore, it's been rather difficult to start this transformation. As I'm trying to help encourage my loved one that he must do this, I've been watching closely to see what the problem is. We tried sliding some water through a coffee straw to control the amount going in....so here's the problem....the mucus/flem are getting in the way....he can not get the water past it without gagging etc. He constantly hacks this thick, stringy mucus that he sometimes has to pull it out of this mouth...sorry to be so graphic. How do we get this mucus/flem cut down to start this process up? He's doing his mouth washes (magic mouth wash)...Thanks for any advice on getting this stuff reduced/out.