Mara here. When we started running into choking issues with ALS, there were many days and nights where I didn’t think I could get the love of my life’s airway clear. Get him to the other side of it.
Then a friend introduced me to an RT who made a table of “what to do when” for me. It changed everything. I’m no longer terrified when we have a choking incident. Even better, because we use the daily regimen described below the table, we have far fewer choking incidents and zero hyperventilation incidents.
I hope this table brings you as much peace AND peace of mind as it did me:
Lung table–when to do what (updated Jan 5, 2010).