Mum is deteriorating fast. She is end stage with a peg, sleeping 24hrs. We're having serious problems with secretions, saliva and moaning. Suction is taking place multiple times during the day, the night is always worse with us having to use suction on and off over a period of 2hrs. It builds up so fast. Mum is on atropine and hyoscine patches and amitriptyline to dry up saliva and secretions but they do not seem to be sufficient and her SPO2 is dropping to 85.
If anyone has used atropine then what is the maximum dose that you have administered? Also was anything else given with regard to the secretions and saliva to help dry them up.
It is heartbreaking seeing mum like this.