My mother suffered her 3rd stroke and since then we feed her using nasogastric tube. Since suffering from the 3rd stoke, my mother's mouth has been open and her tong has been slightly out for almost 3 weeks now. However since 2 days my mother started closing her mouth and she wont open it easy even if I try to open it, I fee she resist that ( I want to open it wash it). I also noticed that she is moving her jaws like she is chewing a gum.
What does that mean (closing her mouth)?
Thank you very much
PS: my mother is 84 years old