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7 weeks of laryngitis
Kathyrd posted:
My 79-year old mother has had laryngitis for 7 weeks and continues to be told by her GP and a specialist that it is viral and it will go away, she just has to be patient. However, 3 months ago she had an acute asthma attack and was intubated and in ICU for several days. She was started on asthma medications (Advair) she hadn't been on before. The laryngitis started about a month after her hospitalization - although she initially complained right after the hospitalization that her mouth and throat were sore. She has high blood pressure (and is on medication) and anxiety. It seems to me that there are a few other things that could be causing the laryngitis.

She can't hear well and now she can't talk. My brother had been going to appointments with her to help her communicate, but he can't make it to all of them. She is becoming very frustrated and depressed from the isolation of not being able to communicate. I live 160 miles away and don't know how I can help her. It seems to me that no one she sees is taking her seriously or considering other causes. Is there some way that I can help her?

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