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Old 06-13-2016, 06:05 AM #4 (permalink)
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I am sorry you are dealing with this and you have received good advice

I am having a hard time reconciling the statements I swallow fine and I cough all the time while eating. The coughing makes me think there is a swallow issue and if there is, aside from the critical weight issues, there is a risk of aspiration and pneumonia.

Have you reported this to your doctor? Is a feeding tube in your plans? If it is, you might consider sooner than later. You can still eat what you want/ can but can use it for meds and to supplement food and water if you are tired and need more calories or fluid
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