My husband has been on tube feedings since Oct 2011. He had cancer on his epiglottis (the flap over his trachea) and now no longer take any food or drink by mouth.
Along with all the emotional aspects of no longer being able to eat and swallow---my husband has mucus constantly drying within his throat and he struggles to get it out.
We have been told to gargle with salt water and baking soda--however it hardly helps remove the mucus.
Does anyone know of a device that can be used to extract the mucus? Perhaps something that goes through the nose and does not have as much "gag effect" ?
Thanks in advance--