Hi, Four months ago on Sept 2010 my husband had a horrable accident. While changing my daughter alternator belt on her car the jack slipped. He surived, but is now not responsive to command. He opens his eyes and I believe can hear me. .His treach was put on because they ask me if I wanted it on to prevent a risk of infection. He had a tube down his mouth and noise in ICU. My husband only has a mask over his treach for mositure . Is it possiably to have him go without a trach. I am worried about the infections .. Oh I forgot to mention three week after the accident they did try a vent and he acceppted it. the day after that they tried capping it and he asperated. I was not in the room.
My mom has been weaned from vent now over month but is still trached. she needs to be on bypap at night so she is vented at night. i want to wean her from trach. you mentioned in a forum to ask if they measured her tracheal pressures prior to passy muir valve. they said no. whats up. help i don't think they are trying to wean her correct. she is still on a 8 cuffed with inner canual
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