Mum seems to be deteriorating she is pooling saliva in her throat and sound horrendous sometimes with the gurgling she does manage to swallow it with difficulty she has a peg feed for medication but refuses to have food n drink down the peg (which I don't blame her) she has thickened fluid and pureed diet and realises the risk of aspiration. Gp visited last week and was concerned about the pooling and the risk that comes with it either choking or aspirating they referred her to palliative care nurse. The palliative care nurse visited the next day and spoke openly to mum about end of life care and how this could be what's happening. They started mum on s syringe driver with buscopan in to try to dry up the secretions and on waiting list for admission to hospice hopefully Monday for symptom control. Mum very accepting of this her fight seems to have gone.
I'm struggling because mum doesn't seem any different to me or if I'm just in denial. Sorry for the long post just wondering if anybody had any problems with pooling and if this could be going towards end of life xx