our first accidental decan
What a day.
Alexander woke up from his afternoon nap crying. My husband picked him up out of the pack-n-play, and decided Alexander needed to be suctioned. While he was yelling at me about the whereabouts of the suction machine (right next to him on the couch), Alexander puked.
I'm guessing it was his trach being loose, because when Barry set Alexander down on the floor to clean him and the floor and the couch up, Alexander started coughing, and popped his trach out - the velcro apparently had come loose during his nap (which I suspect means it didn't get put on very well yesterday, but that's neither here nor there).
At any rate, Alexander did just fine.
He'd actually puked all over the front of the bag that holds the vent, so I just scooped him up and went upstairs to his room and put in a new trach. He was due for a new one anyway, and I didn't want to put the old one back in just to change it out in a bit, and he needed to go on that vent so I could take this one apart to get it out of the bag so that could be washed. He kept putting his chin down and blocking his stoma, so I guess he's not doing too bad at breathing through his nose with his current leak, because in the time it took to get upstairs and grab a trach, he was perfectly calm and pink.
It was also only our second puking episode in the last 3 weeks....which compared to 3-4 a week in June, or especially to the once or twice a day back in April, is a huge improvement.
Janet, cruncy pagan automotive engineer mom to Alexander, born at 27 weeks, 1 lb 7 oz | vent/trach/gtube @ 5 months for BPD | g-tube free 7/11, trach free 8/11. Also mom to Bethany born @ 28 weeks, 2 lbs | gtube @ 5 months | trach/vent @ 6 months for BPD, bronchomalacia