Help refusing food and drink says she can't breathe

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Bernadette2, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Bernadette2

    Bernadette2 Registered User

    Mar 13, 2015
    27
    Please can anyone help
    Mum has just got back from a holiday
    The shock of travelling and all the changes have made her extreme distressed
    She says she cannot breathe - but she seems to be breathing ok
    She says she cannot swallow - but saliva is getting down
    She thinks she's going to die and is very distressed
    She says her teeth are stopping everything and wants her teeth brushed and flossed constantly she seems to think this is the problem
    Can anyone help please?
    I am waiting for response from 111 too...
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Could she be having a panic attack or perhaps indigestion, I get a awful feeling in my mouth and throat when I have acid reflux or indigestion, you are right to call 111 she should be checked out I hope she is ok xx
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,695
    Female
    Dundee
    I think the best thing is for you to wait for advice from 111.

    Perhaps she will calm down if you can get her to sit quietly - easier said than done, I know.
     
  4. Bernadette2

    Bernadette2 Registered User

    Mar 13, 2015
    27
    I think that it is definately panic
    She is also swilling her saliva around her mouth
    Hissing air through her teeth like she is trying to free food and burping a lot
     
  5. Bernadette2

    Bernadette2 Registered User

    Mar 13, 2015
    27
    She would not sit down - the doctor has just been out and has given her a drug to help her breathe, relax and sleep and she has just got to sleep...thanks for replying it has been an awful day
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,695
    Female
    Dundee
    Thank goodness she is sleeping. I hope she has a long calming sleep and that you get some rest too.
     

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