My Dad was just diagnosed with throat cancer a few months ago, and just underwent surgery for a tracheostomy. Because the mass was so big, (from the base of his skull to his shoulder) they didn’t end up putting in a prosthetic voicebox. So, right now he cannot speak at all. With COVID, he’s only allowed one visitor during his stay, and that’s me. Does anybody have any tips on how to communicate with him better and how to comfort him during this learning curve? He’s a very stubborn man and he’s getting tired of having to use a pen and paper and trying to get me to read his lips.
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