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02-22-2010, 11:40 AM
jasper is weaning off his Ativan, the last week yeah!! but the hardest, dr had to change the wean schedule as he suddenly didn't tolerate it and needed it to be slower, anyway at one point he was hitting himself so much :( he gave himself a bloody nose, (dad had to sleep holding his hands and that comforted him and stopped him from hitting himself) but I thought I would see blood in the trach when I suctioned, does this have any indicator of whether he would aspirate his saliva, I just ask as we are hoping to do a barium swallow study to see if we can trying bits of food, and wondered if this was any indicator of how well he would do,

02-22-2010, 04:52 PM
I can't give you a definite answer. But I can say that in Luke's case when he had a bloody nose I always suctioned blood out of his trach. This was fairly common since it happened every time he had surgery on his nose. And we knew that he aspirated saliva. Hopefully it is a good sign for Jasper!