My son

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Just wanted to give another update on my son and thank everyone for their help.

He is now 3 weeks post treatment and is slowly feeling better he has had some soup and porridge but still has a sore mouth so is still having the drinks He has a mild cough and he says it’s the mucous in his throat it’s worrying me a bit is this normal?

He has an appointment with the oncologist next week so I’ve said he should ask him hope he will.

Thanks.

  • He has a mild cough and he says it’s the mucous in his throat it’s worrying me a bit is this normal?

    Afraid so. The thick stuff will be with him for a few weeks yet. Encourage him to sip liquids often and it’s ok to spit it out. If it gets so bad he can’t cope there is a drug called carbocysteine to help thin it. 
    Is he doing his swallow exercises to keep his muscles strong to prevent aspiration? 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

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