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06-02-2005, 06:40 PM
Ok. I bought the chain today. It says 15" bath chain for tub & shower from Home Depot. I am looking for step-by-step instructions b/c I am a bit uneasy about this.
(Please PM me pictures if possible).
Thank you in advance.....Kerry http://www.tracheostomy.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
06-02-2005, 07:32 PM
I've been reading posts about trach chains, and I was wondering if anyone knew if these were okay to use with a child that is on the vent overnight?
06-02-2005, 07:48 PM
WOW Val!!!! I understood that. It is a pain to be a concrete learned rather than and abstract learner. That was wonderful that you took the time to do that for ALL of us who need the help. Bless you.
06-02-2005, 08:12 PM
As with everything, all kids are different. Jacob can't use the chains at night or while he is on the vent all day. I can't get the chain tight enough to not cut into him while keeping the vent circuit secure. The circuit is just too heavy and he moves around too much. It just scares me!
Val, Those step-by-step instructions are great. I have actually never seen a chain put on like that; I may have to try it. When we put Jacob's on it is actually doubled around his neck and doesn't go around the front at all.
Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
06-02-2005, 08:13 PM
Quote[/b] (Matthew's Mom @ June 02 2005,20:48)]So I think it's got to be safe, as there are other trached and vent dependent kids at our children's hospital, and all they use there is chain ties.
Wow, really? Nobody that I know of here has ever even heard of them. I called and left a message with our DME today though asking if we could possibly get some. If not, I will buy some because I'd really like to try them.
Awesome photo instructions/demo for the chains. Â*I think you may have a new calling! Â*Great job! Â*Unfortunately, Jack can't use the chains either because I can't get them to work with the vent. Â*Then again, maybe it's just me!!
06-02-2005, 11:17 PM
Here is a picture of how Jacob's chains went on.
Jacob's chain (http://www.growthspurts.com/drivee/images/561717104161.jpg)
It's not fancy-smancy like Val's step-by-step http://www.tracheostomy.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif , but it gives you an alternative.
06-02-2005, 11:47 PM
OMG Val, you are amazing. Thank you thank you thank you thank you x a billion thank yous.
You are the Martha Stewart of tracheostomy.com.
heh heh Kerry
06-03-2005, 06:45 AM
We used necklace chain inthe curb style (which lays flat and is flexible and soft) and a lobster clasp. We looped it thru the flanges and hooked it in back, so it never went around front. Theres a photo on Alli's photobucket page (link in my signature). We loved them. Deb
06-03-2005, 08:26 AM
You might want to let Cindy add those instructions to the Trach website. Just an idea.
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