Hello everyone! My mom was diagnosed with PSP 6 years ago. She has the usual symptoms such as stiffening of the neck, can't move her eyes and having a hard time eating solid food. As of now, she's eating pureed food and doing fine. What bothers me is that she's been in the hospital twice; the first one last dec 2015 and the latest was June 2016. She visited her respiratory doctor yesterday since she's coughing all day long. The doctor gave her cefixime and advised us that she should get tracheostomy to remove the phlegm in her lungs. My family and I, including my mom, don't wanna get the surgery since once her trachea is open we have a feeling that it might worsen her condition. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent her getting pneumonia again?? Oh, I also forgot to mention that she had her vaccine for pneumonia and flu. I hope someone helps. Thank you so much and have a great day!