They are doing evaluations at the hospital that are designed to assess my mother's ability to swallow and her overall neurological functioning.
They are not optimistic and are saying that she is likely to need a feeding tube [frightening]. She has barely participated in the evals because she is so weak, having eaten next to nothing for a few weeks now.
Victor says that they gestured toward her chest when they spoke about the tube. I hope that's where it is intended to go, because if it goes through her mouth, communication will be done. She slurs now as a result of the stroke, but she is decipherable. She has a voice, as Colin Firth has famously said.