Re: Mental Exhaustion
Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm
When you say soft, do you mean foods which are naturally soft (puddings etc) or is it an actual textured diet like smooth/thick/soft pureed. The likes of wiltshere farmfoods run menu's specifically for providing nutrition where it is hard for the person to eat (small, condensed meals) and caree had a pretty good experience with them.Chrissie_1902 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:15 amHi HB,
We had the speech and language therapist out a couple of weeks ago and the choking symptoms were present then. They've not really advised her to change anything she's already doing- just take small bites of fairly soft food etc. A PEG was mentioned at our big multi-disciplinary meeting last month, but nothing has come of it yet (I suspect they're waiting until the next meeting with the neurologist to discuss it- personally, by then, I think she'll be too unwell to undergo the surgery to have it put in).
I just can't get my head around speech and language doing nothing... unless there is a medical reason, tubing for nutrition should always be an absolute last resort because its a huge hit on the persons quality of life, and there are health risks during/post op, as well as maintenance of the tube itself.