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By Rempt2 On 2014.04.24 20:06
My husband is moving from ICU to a regular hospital ward and then hopefully home. He has developed a swallowing problem (he had no restrictions before). Anyway he can't really swallow food for now. The drs have recommended a feeding tube. I am told he can still eat regular food when his swallowing improves but at least he will be able to get nutrition. Has anyone has experience with this? Are there ways to improve muscles used in swallowing (something a non-medical person can do)? thank you.

By carman96 On 2014.04.24 21:05
Has a speech therapist seen him? They have specific exercises for swallowing.
So sorry you and your husband are going through this but it's good that he is improving.

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