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Hello, All,

My husband will be 14 years post diagnosis and treatment this November. He recently had an awful case of aspiration pneumonia which resulted in PEG tube placement as he is NPO. The issue is the collection of globs of mucus in his throat much like he had during and immediately after radiation treatment. We have been advised to purchase a suction machine. can anyone recommend a machine? There are many listed online and I'm finding it hard to decide which will be best. Thanks for your help.


Anita (67)
CG to husband, Clark, 78,
DX SCC 11/07, T4N0Mx, PEG 1/08, RAD, post rad infection 3/08,
HBOT 40 dives, ORN, Surg 11/09 mandibulectomy w/fibular graft.
Plastic Surg 4/10, 12/10, 3/11, 10/11, 4/12, 10/12. All PETS clear,
PEG out 1/11. 6/11 non union jaw fracture
Fractured jaw w/surgery 7/14
Aspiration pneumonia, PEG 7/21 still recovering
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Hello Anita,my dr arranged for my machine for short period of time after my surgery but I don't remember name but it was rechargeable one,if you gonna buy look into rechargeable unit it was very convenient for me I took it in car with me snd my insurance covered it since it was written as order from dr good luck


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