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By Lynnie2 On 2015.12.15 11:44
Well we are going once again for Botox tomorrow, for his excessive eye problem.
Our family doctor sent a note to the MDS about giving it for drooling so I am hoping he can get it, unless he wants to discuss it first. In that case we'll have to wait another 2 months for his semi-annual appointment.
He soils his shirt so much and I have a towel beside him which he doesn't use unless I put it on him.
I swear (sorry) I'll get a bib soon unless things change as I am getting tired of washing so many clothes.
Every time we go outside and he wears his coat, I have to make sure the drooling spots aren't on the coat and have to spot wash them.

By carman96 On 2015.12.17 09:20
My husband has had botox two times for his excess saliva. He got a higher dose last time. I wish I could say it worked, but it didn't. I don't know if his doctor will try more next time.
He drools when he is asleep. But when awake he holds it in his throat until he can spit. He won't swallow it. So he has to spit constantly. So gross.
I hope the botox works for your PWP. It's definitely worth trying

By Lynnie2 On 2015.12.17 18:57
He had his botox today but the MDS assistant did the needles which were more painful than the specialist. I guess he has to learn but it's not the same.
Anyway, he is okay, but rather uncomfortable for a while.
He also put botox in his glands to help with the drooling. It will take about a week to 10 days to take affect so I'll keep you posted.
Wouldn't it be a great Christmas present for him to not be bothered with that awful drooling? He has enough to contend with the other symptoms he has.


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