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Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 07-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By Becky
Is this what your looking for? Says it can be use...

Is this what your looking for? Says it can be use with an ambu bag, inline with a ven circuit, with a mouth piece or face mask.
...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 04-18-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By Becky
Here is an article that I found awhile back and...

Here is an article that I found awhile back and bookmarked for later because I found it interesting. It's a study about the difference between tanks, liquid oxygen and concentrator and hose length. ...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-26-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,027
Posted By Becky
We have a generator and have used it a few times....

We have a generator and have used it a few times. Ours ended up being a "house warming gift to ourselves". About 3 weeks after we moved in to our house we had a storm come threw and our power ended...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 05-10-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By Becky
Mairead, I have a few boxs of 8 fr suction...

Mairead, I have a few boxs of 8 fr suction catheters you can have. if you can pm me a mailing address I can have them sent out right away.
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 01-04-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,069
Posted By Becky
Considering I've been trached for 19 years I've...

Considering I've been trached for 19 years I've broken every rule in the book and then some! Swimming, sand, pets, turtlenecks, riding as a passenger on a motorcycle, camping, boats, etc. Heck if my...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 12-19-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,394
Posted By Becky
I'm a lifer. I've had my trach and vent 18 years....

I'm a lifer. I've had my trach and vent 18 years. But it hasn't stopped me from living life, if anything it has let me live life. There was a time in my life I didn't think I'd ever end up with a...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 09-27-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By Becky
Hi Ann, I've been on o2 for 3/4 of my...

Hi Ann,

I've been on o2 for 3/4 of my life(I'm 36). Anyway, I have always lived somewhere that had a fireplace. My parents have one, my mother-in-law has one, and the house we just bought has one....
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-10-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Becky
I'm on 2L of o2 threw a cannula. I cap my trach...

I'm on 2L of o2 threw a cannula. I cap my trach during the day/waking hours, and use a nasal cannula for my oxygen. I only need my trach for sleeping on the vent and for suctioning secretions as I...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-10-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Becky
Since getting married, hubby has kind of taken...

Since getting married, hubby has kind of taken over the job of changing o2 tubing, vent circuits, mic-key extensions, etc. And he does it every 2 weeks regardless if they look like they need...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 07-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,013
Posted By Becky
Heh. I Use to do this..not open the EOBs and just...

Heh. I Use to do this..not open the EOBs and just toss them into in file folder but then we had "the incident" as I like to call it. We got a letter from our insurance company one day saying the...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 05-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Becky
Yea, I have a J-button. Its a jejunostomy,...

Yea, I have a J-button. Its a jejunostomy, meaning my button goes threw a stoma in my abdomen driection into the jejunum/small intestine. I use a regular mic-key gastrostomy button for my j-button...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 05-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Becky
My lucky streak came to end..feeding tube fell out!

I've always been proud of the fact I've never my feeding button just fall out or get pulled out. Well that little streak of luck came to end about 6-6:30am this morning. I'm laying in bed finishing...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 04-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,271
Posted By Becky
Hi, I'm Becky, and I'm wife to Chris for 2 1/2...

Hi, I'm Becky, and I'm wife to Chris for 2 1/2 years (3 years in September!) Originally from Lansing, MI, but moved to Sterling Heights, MI when I met and married my hubby. No human children, just...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 10-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,728
Posted By Becky
Hey Annette, I tried to Pm you but I got message...

Hey Annette, I tried to Pm you but I got message saying your inbox is full, please empty so we can pm you our addresses for trachmas. Thanks!

Becky
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 10-21-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,728
Posted By Becky
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-14-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Becky
First, I can't believe they are limiting the...

First, I can't believe they are limiting the amount of cylinders you can have, that is crap! Especially if your son is on oxygen continuously. If I were you I would contact my insurance company and...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-04-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,378
Posted By Becky
I have a few custom made trach chains as well...

I have a few custom made trach chains as well that I made myself with beads and I have a sliver chain that I wear too, its the kind dog tags hang from. But just the other day I received a gift from...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-03-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,829
Posted By Becky
Cleaning Suction Machines

How do you all clean your suction machines canister and lids? I change my canister once a month and just toss the canister into the trash and use a brand new one. I try, and try is the key word to...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 08-01-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,193
Posted By Becky
Just thought I'd let you all here from another...

Just thought I'd let you all here from another person with an trach. I've never felt pain during a trach change. I usually just cough a bit and need a bit of suctioning after the trach change is...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 07-20-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Becky
Ask your DME about switching to liquid oxygen....

Ask your DME about switching to liquid oxygen. That's what I use. You can fill the portable tanks right off the big cylinder tank that sits in your house. My DME comes out every 2 weeks to fill the...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 07-07-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Becky
Hi Christy! I just wanted to welcome you to the...

Hi Christy! I just wanted to welcome you to the group. So, welcome! I'm also from the Detroit area. If you'd like to talk feel free to pm me. There are a few others on the boards from Michigan too....
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 06-08-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By Becky
On my wedding day in the limo from the church to...

On my wedding day in the limo from the church to the reception hall:

Me to wedding party: I need to suction, who has the suction machine?
Everyone in the limo: Not Me!
Me: Oh Sh!t!
*everyone...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 04-21-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,232
Posted By Becky
You are so lucky, that one is so much smaller...

You are so lucky, that one is so much smaller then old style devilbiss that I have. I'm actually jealous (who know we'd get jealous over medical equipment, lol). I've asked my dme supplier about...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 02-15-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Becky
I did a little searching on the web and found...

I did a little searching on the web and found there is an spacer made just for the trach called the AeroTrach. AeroTrach (http://www.trudellmed.com/Healthcare_Professionals/hp_aerotrach_vhc.asp)
...
Forum: Pediatric Tracheostomies 02-15-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Becky
I've always did puffs using my ambu bag. Which is...

I've always did puffs using my ambu bag. Which is a sight to see, just picture it, me holding the ambu bag and mdi with one hand while bagging myself with the other hand, lol. I was never taught or...
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