Apr 16, 2015 - 02:37 PM
If your dad is choking on his food and fluids, there is a danger that he will aspirate the food and cause pneumonia. You may have to request a special meeting, for you and your dad, with his doctor.
The answer given by rtkyle provides an excellent example of the advantages of a feeding tube. With patients that I have cared for feeding tubes have helped them be so much more comfortable.