Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Vent!

So the first night I used the new vent it was a nightmare. Two hours, and air was leaking up past my palate and I was making weird little noises...crazy.

So the Airway Dude came out again and adjusted the settings a little bit. Plus, my hubby (a.k.a. McGuyver) took an old trach band from a Shiley trach and wrapped it around the adapter from my trach to the vent tube, and around my neck so the weight was pulling on my trach.

Then, I came up with the brilliant idea (it DOES happen once in a while!) of using a hair clip to clip the air hose to my night shirt so there's NO pulling at all when I move around.

I. Slept. All. Night. Long.

I woke up once to go potty, do suction, etc.

Oh, but I did have to also make some impromptu nose plugs....half a tissue rolled into a capsule like shape. Not terrible comfortable, but not uncomfortable enough to interrupt sleep, and that helped fix the air leak.


So......Today is making jewelry and doing laundry...tomorrow hanging out, and then Monday: ROAD TRIP!!! Going to a huge outlet mall to meet ANOTHER friend from college and do a little shopping. Whoo to the Hoo!

Haven't been on the computer much because along with having a broken foot, Tracy is taking Master's classes and needs to be online some. But that's me time for other stuff like sorting all my beads!

Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll be back atcha soon!

1 comment:

Patty Ann said...

I think sleep is one of the greatest gifts anyone can get!! I know that when I have problems sleeping, my whole life looks and feels different. If I can get enough sleep, I have and entirely different perspective on everything. I hope you are doing well! I hope you have a great day tomorrow!