My lovely OH became very ill very fast on Sunday night and is in hospital . I had no idea this could happen so quickly. I had taken him to the walk In Centre earlier that day as he sounded hoarse and I was worried he had laryngitis. After a check up was told it was probably reflux. No temperature, chest clear etc. only 18 hours later blue light transfer to Aand E. He is responding to antibiotics BUT his poor swallowing which has been causing some problems, and probably caused this is much much worse. He can only have about half a spoonful of mousse like food at a time and needs strong encouragement and reminding to swallow. And sometimes still coughs it back. Thickened fluids are just as bad. I can't imagine how he will get enough nourishment or fluid, let alone the time each snack or drink takes. Yet dread even the suggestion of any sort of tube feeding. help! Would welcome comments and advice from your experience of this difficulty. Thanks.