Monday, November 06, 2006


Well I don't know what happened to yesterday. It came and went in a flash. We seem to get days like that sometimes.

Today has been different though as this morning really seemed to drag; I was waiting for the Hospice nurse to turn up to see if she had any ideas to help Mick re: his choking. Mick had another really bad coughing fit after breakfast but at least it cleared his throat and lunch went down with no problems.

The Hospice nurse came and seemed quite hopeful that there is a patch which may help reduce the mucus in Micks throat. She agreed with me that although it would mean Micks mouth would feel very dry; the fact that he may be able to swallow more liquids may well compensate for that. She also said that she would send a physiotherapist out to see if chest massaging would help. I was so shocked that someone was was going to TRY and help that I was almost speechless.

She did explain though that the problem may be that Micks brain is not controlling his swallowing action completely and that could account for the choking as well. Only time will tell.

It may take a few days for her to speak to the doctor and check the availability of the patches. Fingers crossed it wont take too long.

1 visitors have commented:

Mousie said...

found this for you and Mick
"When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne,
let us think of the great family
of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance,
and inevitable,
we will feel about us,
their arms and their understanding."
Helen keller
thank you for teaching us love and courage