View Full Version : plugging... and pmv troubles...
03-12-2002, 09:16 PM
I don't know how old your child is but I have a 2 year old with VCParalysis who spends his awake hours plugged or with Passey-Muir. I started him with the Passey when he was 5 weeks old but it wasn't easy. I first began by holding him and placing a sterile glove on. I would them slowly cover his trach with my finger taking five or ten minutes to completely cover it-this allowed him time to get used to moving air through his upper airway. When he could tolerate that, I placed the passey on only ten minutes per hour and increased by ten minutes each our every few days. It was a several week process but was successful. If your baby is older, I expect it will be more difficult. Good luck! http://www.twinEnterprises.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
02-10-2007, 10:36 AM
This plugg you are talking about is it for speaking? I am goona ask doc about one next week to see when we can start using one.
02-10-2007, 12:16 PM
This thread was started 5 years ago. http://www.tracheostomy.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif
02-10-2007, 01:35 PM
02-10-2007, 03:23 PM
The reason for my post is I was going back reading back posts to get help with what I was going thru and seen this one and was wondering bout it since i am new to the whole trach thing sorry to bring it up
02-10-2007, 04:19 PM
Quote[/b] ]Eli doesn't tolerate pluggings and passymuir's very well.
Plugs are caps that cover the tube blocking it. Passymuir is a speaking valve. I would guess this person was trying these two things as part of the decannulation process.
Quote[/b] ]The reason for my post is I was going back reading back posts to get help with what I was going thru and seen this one and was wondering bout it since i am new to the whole trach thing sorry to bring it up
It's OK, just not every day that we see a post resurrected from 2002. http://www.tracheostomy.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
What are you going through now? Maybe we can make some suggestions.
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