The pmv is great in my opinion. Alli started wearing it for very small amounts of time around 6 or 7 mos old (she came home at 5 mos) at first 10 or 15 minutes, then gradually more and more. SHe can wear it all day now. It worked wonders with her secretions, gets her using her nose (we got the first buggers after a day of wearing it! funny thing to get excited about but it means her nose is doing its job!
It is easy to put on and take off-just a firm quarter twist, but make sure to hold the trach steady when you do it! WEve never had a humidity problem...but I make sure to take it off immediately if she's coughing too long or hard, crying really hard or getting a shot...she's still not good at taking a deep calming breath with it on is why. Once she's settled, back on it can go! Good luck! Deb
Grateful thorns have roses
24 weeker now almost 11 years old and in third grade!
trach-decanned for good in 2008, gtube, asthma, CP, MR, GERD, latex allergy, osteopenia, aplastic cerebellum, ADHD/OCD, 60 lbs of humor and fiest, 4'4" tall, patient at Shreveport Shriners Childrens Hospital,, and I may be leaving something out but she is happy and growing and the light of our lives! DECANNED 6-17-08