My experience with Joel was the same as my older son (who was trach-free) ¬*Joel just drooled a little more and tried to chew on everything. ¬*The secretions were maybe a little more, but most of the drool came out of the mouth into the trach!! ¬*The secretions stayed thin and clear. ¬*There was no runny nose and the fussiness was usually accompanied by this constant attempt ¬*to chew on anything! We didn't have any trouble with high heart rate alarms. Hopefully, this helps.
Lisa- mom of John Patrick age 9 and formerly trached Joel age 4- DECANNULATED JANUARY 25, 2004!!!
Foster mom to Sierra born July 16, 2005- CHARGE syndrome, grade IV kidney reflux, severe hearing loss, trach & gtube for laryngeal cleft and chronic aspiration, gorgeous blue eyes