- Nov 27, 2013
Tonight we had to call 911 as my mother was having a choking spell. She wasn't eating anything, she just starting choking on her phlegm. She couldn't stop, and we couldn't help her. We kept taking it out with our fingers, making her spit, patting her back. It has happened a couple of other times this week, but we were able to help her quickly. I brought up the idea of a suction, but it quickly got ignored by everyone. So, we called 911 and told the paramedics to come with a suction. They did and they cleared her out. She is in bed now in her room, not at the hospital. She has developed a cold and has a bit of a cough. The nurse checked a couple of days ago, and her lungs were clear. We will be asking her Doctor and nurses for a suction machine first thing in the morning. But, is there anything we can give her to clear her phlegm? Like a decongestant? I'm also horrified of her getting sick, as I fear her getting aspiration pneumonia while we are waiting for her PEG tube procedure to be done in a couple of weeks.