Hello fellow home-caregivers. I have been using thick-it for my Mom and I hate it . Sometimes its too thin, then too thick, etc. If she doesnt finish her drink it turns to cement and adds to her constipation issues that I take care of on a daily bsis. I got simply thick and it was extremely slippery even after shaking it, and they had a recall on it for babies. I tried corn starch and it tasted horrible after adding as much as I needed. I had the same luck with thicken up, needed way too much and it was all lumps that I couldnt get out every time. I had a speech therapist here over a year ago and she had no better ideas other than to not use a straw and watch for swallows with each sip, as I do. I seem to have more coughing/choking episodes now and wondered if there was anything better out there. I cussinart all of her food, chef boy ardee cans of meals as the speech therapist recommended and they work well, along with soft french toast I make for her with only real syrup, and fruits I cussinart and freeze up. She does well eating this way and I also melt ice cream onto a warm muffin and smush up, she loves that and raises her eyebrows, lol.
Any ideas well appreciated and thank you.