You guys are way too brave for me. Â*I'm a little squeamish at the thought of putting Lily in a pool or lake unless I could guarantee there was no way of her getting pool/lake water into her trach. Â*Think about pool/lake water and all the stuff that could be in it (besides the nasty chlorine)--would you wash your kid's trach with water that had been sitting outside for days or that other kids had swum in, or that had chemicals in it or animals living in it? Â*Ewww! Â*Water getting in her trach doesn't scare me that much, but all the other stuff doesn't seem like it would be good to bathe her trachea and lungs in! Â*
Of course, that being said, I can remember when I was a kid and inhaled plenty of pool and lake water, and I seemed to have turned out okay.
Erica (Lily's Mom)