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  • in reply to: Accidently Cut Feeding Tube #3846
    cologirl1
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    The procedure for any trouble with your feeding tube is to contact the people or provider who put it in. They are the ones to contact and will need to advise you. You may need to come in to have the people who put it in look at it. If you stall out on that (can’t remember, can’t find the phone number), please contact your primary care physician and advise him/her of the problem. They will be able to help you!

    CCC-SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)

    in reply to: Methods Of Eliminating Mucus for EN tube feeders #3737
    cologirl1
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    I am a speech pathologist and want to thank you all for the suggestions to help Roy with thick mucus in the throat. It is a terrible problem that afflicts many who have had oral pharyngeal cancer that are treated with radiation. I wish there was a single great solution. The body is amazing, and who would guess what an important role the production of saliva (thin, watery, not too much, not too little) can play in terms of mouth comfort. I think the suggestions above are good ones. If Roy has just recently finished radiation therapy, the condition should improve as time goes by. Using a humidifier at night, with the mist facing the head has helped some people I have worked with. Keep us posted on how Roy is doing!

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    Jan

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