"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Saturday, August 9, 2008

First time capping...

We tried capping Marissa's trach for the first time tonight and the result is evident...

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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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea!! A big step in the right direction!

Love you guys and have tomorrow!

Love always,
Auntie Chelle

dreambuilder87 said...

Marissa just blows me away with her sense of rythm!! Even though this was a short time of capping, she seemed to tolerate it pretty well....good for her! Love you guys!
Love,
Nana

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear of the progress Marissa is having! What a great step! Love you all.
Katie and Kaden

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that the little monk

Love and miss you!!
Auntie katelyn(n)ey is doing so well!!