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  • in reply to: Acupuncture Research #3978
    rucknchoy
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    Hi Roger
    Roy has started with an acupuncture treatment. I will let you know the results in time. We are looking to get some satisfaction with the neuropathy numbness in his neck, arms and fingers.
    Regards
    Chuck & Roy

    in reply to: Acupuncture Research #3907
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    Roger,
    Thanks so much for your input. Other than the surgical procedure to remove the cancer at the base of his tongue,
    Roy has had no neuropathic pain. His finger tips have numbness and the neuropathy is felt in his neck and shoulder but no pain exits. As you mentioned each experience is specfic to the individual. We are willing to continue are research and anxiously look forward to the articles on past acupuncture studies mentioned in the forum note on this subject.
    Regards
    Chuck (caregiver) & Roy

    in reply to: Acupuncture Research #3904
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    The NFOSD Team,

    Thank you for your response. I would appreciate access to these articles to continue my research before making a decision to pursue alternative treatment options.
    Roy (patient)
    Chuck (caregiver)

    in reply to: Accidently Cut Feeding Tube #3845
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    Hi Art,
    Thanks for your thoughts and suggestion. The feeding tube length was what we are trying to couple to extend it.
    I may not have copied the correct size from the information of the tubing. From what I understand the diameter is a number 20 french, which is the inside diameter approximately 3/16ths of an inch. My partner being mechanical minded already thought of couplings similar to your suggestion. We were hoping to find a more medically approved coupler designed specifically for the peg tube.
    Regards
    Chuck

    in reply to: Methods Of Eliminating Mucus for EN tube feeders #3739
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    Hi Jan,
    Thanks for your comments. Roy is lucky to have much saliva. Others experiencing the same treatment I have
    heard were not so lucky. Roy had his treatment (chemo & radiation) in 2008. He was fine eating and drinking
    for five years after cancer remission. Two years ago swallowing difficulties resorted to eating soft foods only, which led to purees and then complex aspiration and weight loss. At weight 105 we welcomed the return of the peg tube at this stage as difficult as it was for us both to accept. His weight went from 105 to the present 121. Although we don’t feel the therapy treatments are helping much as long as he has all this mucus in his throat. He has posponed therapy until he can get control of the mucus problem. He is finding comfort and able to eliminate much mucus with the addition of water to his diet as was suggested. Also gargling with ginger ale is also helpful. We are grateful for all suggestions.
    Regards
    Chuck & Roy

    in reply to: Methods Of Eliminating Mucus for EN tube feeders #3720
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    Hi Rocco,
    Thanks for your suggestions. My partner said its worth giving it a shot.
    He started with number one and has added more water to his four tube feedings.
    Other than the tube feeding this mucus seems to be his major discomfort next to the neuropathy in his fingers and neck area.
    Wishing all the Best for the New Year,
    Chuck and Roy

    in reply to: Methods Of Eliminating Mucus for EN tube feeders #3717
    rucknchoy
    Participant

    Hi Art,
    Thanks for your response. Not being familiar with the potable suction machine I assume you connect the aspiration suction tips to the machine and then direct the tip to the mucus location. Can you determine if the mucus is below the vocal chords? I was advised not to attempt to suction the mucus if below the vocal chords.
    My partners mucus is very thick surrounded by a thinner coating of saliva. This mucus does affect his ability to speak and affects his breathing. He is willing to try the portible suction if no other options arise.
    rucknchoy (Chuck)

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