My mother had her 3rd stroke almost 2 months ago and since then she is in locked in syndrome (paralyse and can only blink her eyes and she cannot speak)
We feed her using nasogastric tube. Lately she started moving her mouth (jaws) like she is chewing a gum! And she started to close her mouth so hard that no one can open it if we want to clean it. If I inset my finger in her mouth she automatically will close her mouth and start moving her mouth like chewing a gum. I uploaded a video so you can see if that is a sign of swallowing or not. please click on this video or her by clicking the following link:
My question how can I know if she can swallow or not. Just want to mention that inserting nasogastric tube was a big challenge, it took the nurse 3 hours to inset it. So taking it out is almost not an option for us because finding someone to inset it again is very challenging. Thanks you.