I have written before about my father who has been having excessive saliva. I believe he has had a turn for the worse in that last evening after dinner he developed nonstop coughing and a horrible rattling sound in his throat. The coughing has subsided but the rattling has remained. The hospice nurse came and put him on oxygen and increased his medications. Is this just a bad patch that he is going through or is he in deep decline? My father is a very strong man and has withstood many sicknesses and accidents. But that rattling sound worries me. Any help you can give me is certainly much appreciated!