Many times when I am eating with
my mother-in -law, towards the end of the meal, she starts coughing
, to the point of vomiting, but it is only phlegm-- clear, and with
some traces of food. She will sit there for about 10 minutes waiting for the phlegm
to come <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>
because she cannot swallow it as she has tried. It almost only happens while eating chicken, pork, and
sometimes fish(if she doesn't fork or break it up
to the point of being flakey in her dish).