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astro

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Its been some time since I posted. Mum is coping with her peg, but was losing weight, so is now hooked up to it for hours at a time. She had a nasty fall down a 6 metre bank and of course with no voice could not call for help! She refuses to wear her emergency alarm! Mucous is a massive problem, she uses a portable suction machine, I would prefer her to also use a cough machine, but convincing the Drs is a different story! She writes it saves her life everyday. Now her salivary glands are blocked and very very painful. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this nasty problem. She is taking an anti inflammatory but its not helping much.
 

laurel

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Astro if your mum can tolerate it, you could gently try milking the glands. Sometimes there is a stone in there from waste products building up and it would need to be removed. Her family doctor could milk the glands if you are nervous about trying to do it. Good luck and blessings to you and mum.
Laurel
 

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Crush up some papaya tabs and have her rub the powder on the back of her tongue...also meat tenderizer works to loosen the mucas.
 

astro

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meat cleaver....not sure how this would be done.? She has papaya tabs so will tell her about it. Only thing is she cant take anything orally now! so it may cause her to gag or choke.
 
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