- Jul 30, 2009
- Loved one DX
My dad is in the later stages of the disease and under hospice care. He has a lot of secretions in his throat ( We thought he'd caught my mom's cold and that the "noises" were in his chest but apparently the "junk" is not in his lungs, thank goodness. ) and hospice is giving him Robitussin ( and maybe something else, I can't remember ), but wants to delay using suction, saying this would irritate the throat and cause secretions to increase. They'll use it if they need to but are trying other things first. Is this stuff true about using suction? I am going to Ohio to see Dad on Friday. If his mouth is full of "gunk" what can I do to help?