Tag Archives: Dysphagia

Both my mother and father live with MS in Sarasota, FL.  My mother lives with primary progressive MS and my father was initially diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS which has now progressed to secondary progressive MS .  Despite the variances in their disease-related impairment and progression, they both share difficulties with swallowing, even early on post-diagnosis.  My mom has experienced several episodes of choking and several months ago choked on a donut, turned blue, and fell unconscious.  Despite many efforts, the several caregivers present at the time could not effectively perform the Heimlich maneuver.  It took a large 6’4 gentleman from EMS to perform the Heimlich six times before the food […]