View Full Version : help with passy muir
04-20-2002, 01:51 PM
I was wondering if anyone else has a problem with their child eating with a passy muir valve on. My daughter will not suck a pacifier(not neccesarily a bad thing) or eat with it on. She cannot seem to breathe through her nose while eating. I don't understand it, because she breathed through her nose while eating before she had the trach. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am trying to work up to keeping it on all day.
04-20-2002, 03:04 PM
Luke does not eat much at all by mouth but when we try a bottle, he only has success without the pmv on. Our ENT thought it would be easier to have a coordinated swallow by eating with it on, but that's not our case?
04-20-2002, 06:11 PM
Lily has a really hard time breathing through her nose with the PMV or cap on. She also had a hard time breathing through her nose with the trach out (she was decannulated for 4 days last month). I'm not sure why this is. I had her ENT take a look but she didn't see any obstruction or anything. Lily's speech therapist says she has seen this with lots of trach kids but she didn't say why. I wonder if they just "forget" how to do it? If anybody has any helpful hints or anything let me know!
Erica (Lily's Mom)
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