04-21-2002, 07:05 PM
Hi. You have come to the right place for support. I was also scared of the trach but she sure did look peaceful after they put it in. We had seen her struggle for breath for 2 weeks until they put it in. And I know you will hear this alot, but trach care really does come to be like second nature after a while. http://www.twinEnterprises.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
04-21-2002, 10:26 PM
My daughter Lily is 11 months old with Pierre-Robin and has had her trach since she was 4 weeks old. Â*We were scared to death of the trach, but we were so relieved to see her breathing easily, growing, and developing. Â*She wasn't doing any of that before her trach. Â*As much as I hated her having to get the trach, it saved her life and keeps her airway safe. Â*Yes, it is scary, inconvenient, stressful, weird, sometimes icky, uncomfortable, etc., but all of that is much better than watching our sweet Lily struggle to breathe. And yes, we're finally getting to the point where we can truthfully say that it does get better with time.
Please email me if I can help with anything. Â*Good luck and we'll be thinking of you and Andrew on Tuesday.
All our best,
Erica and Lily
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