My elderly mother-in-law (mil) has developed some nasty mouth ulcers over the past 6 months or so and now they are so bad, she says she can't eat. She stopped eating a few months ago because she says she feels as if her throat is closing up and she's afraid she'll choke. Her mouth is quite swollen from these ulcers. She has seen the doctor and they have suggested she has a scope to see what is happening but she is very reluctant because of this sensation of her throat closing up. Has anyone else dealt with this and is there something she can do in the meantime while she's waiting for her appointment? Would appreciate any advice. My father-in-law passed away at christmas and she has recently been diagnosed with dementia.