(My last post got deleted, not sure why)
My dad is advanced stage PSP - he is bed bound and has a PEG tube
Since getting the PEG tube, he has lost a lot of weight, about 25 kgs in 3 months - we kept changing his feed amount and duration
Recently his nutritionist suggested that we do:
- 300 ml food + 50 ml water every 5 hours
She also suggested that we use "Resource Optimum", an instant feed powder
Since then, I have noticed that my dad has a lot of sputum at night, just before his last feed
I have a mucus suction machine as well but he hates it plus I am afraid of putting it near his throat at risk of causing some injury
We don't give him milk - we noticed it was causing a lot of sputum and it was removed from his regimen
Can someone please suggest:
1. Should dosage amount or duration between dozes be changed to reduce sputum?
2. Has anyone else experience with "Resource Optimum"?
3. Any other instant feed that does not cause excessive sputum?