View Full Version : 3.5 ped trach size
04-16-2008, 03:43 PM
For those of you w/ a 3.5 ped trach size, what size sux caths do you use? We are supposed to be downsized from a 4.5 ped after we get an all clear from the bronch in May. We currently use an 8fr- but thinking maybe we would need a 6fr...????
04-16-2008, 03:56 PM
Tommy used a 5/6 when he had that size. If they are Tracoes, let us know, we might have some. I finally got rid of the 5/6 caths since we did not need them and noone responded to our post a while ago.
we have used 8fr from a 3.5 neo to our current 3.5 ped--both shileys...8fr works just fine.
8 french here too w/ 3.5 ped
04-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Emma used 8fr when she was in the smaller size. She is 4.5 ped now and we use 10s
Kara Beth's Mommy
04-16-2008, 05:52 PM
Kara is in a 3.5 neo Shiley and we use 8 french. Best of luck with the downsize!
04-16-2008, 05:53 PM
Kate has a 3.5 ped bivona and we use 8fr. Works fine.
04-16-2008, 05:56 PM
It sounds like I don't have to worry about trying switching cath sizes... YEAH!!!
Thanks much everyone...
04-16-2008, 11:09 PM
8 FR,Sx to 6 cms
04-17-2008, 04:50 AM
We have always used 8 fr, even when we had a 3.0 Neo. We TRIED a 6 fr and found them useless-way too small! We're in a 4.0 ped now and stil use 8 fr. Deb
04-17-2008, 05:06 AM
04-17-2008, 06:38 AM
Olivia has always been a 3.5 PED trach and we've always used 8 fr.
04-17-2008, 06:40 AM
8 FR,Sx to 6 cms
FTR the length totally depends on the trach in question. Some are 5, some could be 7 and some 10.
Ours happens to be 10 with the Bivona Flextend, standard length.
04-17-2008, 04:01 PM
8 French here too with neo nate shiley 3.5 as well as 3,5 ped shiley
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