Just need some imput

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Just need some imput
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:21am
Hi Everyone,

I just got a call from Jenna's Pediatrician. I have been asking for help for her drooling. It sounds so minor but it is a problem. She doesn't want to swallow anything anymore and we go through 5-6 bibs and shirts a day. She has a rash and gags on all the oral secretions. I know if a person doesn't swallow they will drool, but she produces a very large amount. I can suction it out and her mouth immediately fills again. My hope is that if I can cut down on the saliva I can get her to want to swallow food better because she won't already have a mouth full and just want to get rid of it by spitting it out. After some research we are considering a Scopolomine patch that goes behind the ear and gets changed every three days. Do any of you have any experience with this? Or any thoughts? Thanks and have a nice day. Netti and Jenna