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Hi This is Dr Stan and I want to help you with your mother's medical problem. May I suggest you call 911 and have her transported to an acute medical facility. The fact that she is unable to take fluids and keep them down may be life threatening.
I hope you got my response and you are taking steps to act
You said that she is unable to keep down liquids. She could become dehydrated quickly causing electrolyte problems leading to heart and kidney problems. Most likely the esophagus is closing if not already closed. She will need to have the esophagus dilated (stretched). If she is able to swallow and retain what she swallows at this time, you are correct it is not a 911 situation. She should be followed by her physician soon to evaluate the degree of narrowing.
soft purred foods will make it easier for Mom to swallow until she can be evaluated by her doctor
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