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Re: Hello All - Update
Posted by Mountain Mama
on 10/10/2020, 11:02 am, in reply to "Hello All
Well, very late last night Mike came around. I guess whatever bits of meds we were able to get into him finally helped. If he can't swallow the tablet which he hasn't been able to do for quite some time now, we liquify it in water and spoon feed. If he can't do it that way, we use a baby syringe, giving 1/3 to 1/4 of the syringe at a time. If that won't work, we crush a dissolvable med with a drop of water and rub it into his mouth, where it should be absorbed. We've also tried chocolate pudding, apple sauce, etc., but when he can't swallow even that won't work. Anyway, he opened his eyes, was able to stand, his voice came back, and Mike was back. So far, so good. He has eaten and drank some water, gone outside, is trying to fix his Kindle. Parkinsons is the craziest disease, when the brain has enough of the chemicals it needs, you function. When it doesn't, you are in big trouble. And the meds don't always work the same way twice, it's a very complex interaction.