My son just made his First Communion at the beginning of the month. He has some food texture issues and a very sensitive gag reflex. Unfortunately, he is having some difficulty chewing and swallowing the Eucharist. I think it is a combination of the size and texture of the host.
Since I don’t want him to gag (he has thrown up food at home when he tries to force something down), I have been allowing him to go to the bathroom for a drink of water after Communion. He says that once the host starts to dissolve, he can chew and swallow it okay. Is this all right?