A 55-year-old male asked:
My father is 84, he had a stroke 4 days ago. Now he is unable to eat. How is it possible to give him food?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Matthew Kozminski answered
15 years experience in Neurology
Speech Therapy: A formal swallowing evaluation can be done. This will determine what, if any, foods he can eat (e.g. Pureed, mechanical soft, thickened liquids, etc). He may require parental nutrition through a line until this can be sorted out. Worst case scenario, may need a permanent feeding tube.
Answered on May 7, 2016
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