I was under the impression that diaphragmatic pacing couldn't be done on very young children because of the risk of damage to the phrenic nerve. I have worked with the pacers and the client who had it was off the vent for all waking hours after about a year. He complained that it made talking a little more furstrating as the pacer wouldn't give breaths on de,and like the vent did. Good luck, please let me know how your consult goes.
Home care LPN and Volunteer EMT. The opinions and advice I give do not represent my employers or take the place of your physicians orders.