We tried capping Marissa's trach for the first time tonight and the result is evident...
She seems to do well for a while. It helped that we had her all time favorite song playing to distract her. (Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds") She does get to a point where she has had enough but it is obviously a HUGE step that we can put it on her even for a little while.
Thanks for checking in!
P.S. We have had it on her for a full 15 minutes now. She is tolerating it, but needs to learn how to manage her secretions now that she can't cough them out of her trach.