May 26, 2013 - 11:15 pm
Hi! I am new to this and probably sound like an idiot! My husband was diagnosed with stage IV non small cell lung cancer. While the radiation therapy shrunk his lung mass and erased the lymph node tumor, the chemo did not keep spread in check. He is now on his 3rd chemo drug and it sounds like they do not give it much hope.
He does pretty well during the day but at night he coughs so much! It wakes both of us up and scares us! He coughs so hard he gasps for air. It terrifies me. We have tried having him sleep on 3 pillows but they move all over.
Has anyone had any sucess with wedge pillows? If so, did you use 7, 10 or 12" wedges? Or would it be better just to put some blocks under the head of the bed?
Looking for any suggestions to improve his quality of life.
Love and thanks!