Phelgm Suction

My mom now has a tracheostomy tube linked to continous oxygen

For the past few months, my mom have shown signs of decline in her lung function. Her oxygen levels, when tested with a oxymeter both at home and hospital had been low, like real low below 90. We have been bringing her to hospital frequently due to worsening wheezing and continous sounds from her. Each …

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Tube Feeding is discouraged for Alzheimers but recommended for stroke/ALS

You would hear me sharing a lot on phlegm suction in my blog as well as my YouTube videos. You may wonder, where on earth would a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia ever require phlegm suction? The answer is, phlegm suction relates to those who develop difficulty swallowing which sometimes occurs in end stage. This …

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Danger of Choking due to Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)

A person can develop swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) due to medical conditions such as: Motor neuron diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Stroke which affect part of the brain controlling the swallowing reflex In some cases of end stage dementia/Alzheimers Due to certain cancers or from the side effects during treatment My mother has dysphagia …

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