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06-16-2004, 10:01 PM
how often do you guys change the trach?
06-20-2004, 05:42 AM
We change Hannah's trach every 2 weeks per dr. orders. There are always those unexpected plugs tho that can require more frequent changing.
We change Kenya's trach at least once a week and lately have been changing it several times a day as she is pulling it out. The little Houdidni.
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07-02-2004, 04:19 PM
We change Franks trach at least once every few days.
09-30-2004, 12:16 PM
When Jonathan first got his Trach it was changed every week. Now we change it every other week. That really seems to work out well.
09-30-2004, 05:49 PM
We use to change Hannah's trach every week until a few months ago. Now we change it every other week, unless she is sick or breaks the bulb for the cuff (which lately has been quite often).
10-09-2004, 10:57 PM
We change Zachary's trach once a month.
10-18-2004, 06:20 AM
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We change Jack's trach maybe every 6 months, well, we have only been changing it to go up a size since he had a Bivona trach placed last year. which you can go up to 12 months without changing it. It sounds a little odd, but we have never had any infection around the trach, only grannulation every now and then.
We clean around his trach each day with saline and a sterile buds.
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