CS - we make our own lozenges for my mom who has Barrett's disease/GERD. We just mix raw honey with slippery elm. They don't get very hard, but easy to manage. She either sucks on them or gently, slowly chews. That might be an option. It is amazing how much slippery elm gets absorbed into the honey.
Ooh- we could totally do that! DD looooves honey.
So glad to hear your DS is feeling better.