My husband has been having what appears to be agonal breathing when he is asleep. He gasps, pauses in his breathing, twitches violently, hiccups loudly, talks and moves his hands around. It is getting worse nightly. He is fine during the day.
The PA oncologist said this is from the decadron, but he's been tapering and is only taking half a pill a day now. He just finished radiation (not WBR) for two brain mets and a met at L4/L5.
We have an appointment with his oncologist on Monday, and I will sure bring this up.
Does anyone have any experience with this? He has been moving to the couch to sleep at night. I'm afraid every morning that I'll find him dead.
Thanks for any insight,