Tre with regard to the phlegm. We have that problem to the point where we were having really scary choking on some occasions. Now we have a small suction pump provided by the NHS which I can use if he gets that bad again. That came via the community physio, who was a real star. He also had a real drooling problem, so excess saliva would collect in his throat overnight. Now he has scopoderm patches which do a pretty good job of keeping it under control.