She didn’t spend enough time off of the ventilator yesterday to get the talking cuff today. It would require changing her trach tube and they only want to do this if she is really ready. So one more day of exercising her lungs and other parts that have to work to make the breathing happen.
Didn’t get much sleep either so she is extremely tired – So am I (Mom)
Well now I’m a bit confused and they said they are going to bring in valve with which she can try to talk. This will not required changing the tube. This may or may not work. I sure don’t want her to be disappointed if it doesn’t work because it is not the optimal situation. The trach tube will eventually be changed to a smaller one.
Physical therapy came in today. Gave Kathryn some exercises. Some of which Grandma Ann had already been doing with her. Grandma is very wise.
She is trying to catch up on her loss of sleep from last night too. A beanie pulled down over the eyes works great!
Fabulous job of breathing on her own.
Her neurosurgeon and PA stopped by to see her today. That was nice.