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aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Darienzo Dec 2, 2014. 18 Replies

Hi I really need some advice..My son is 30 yrs old.. He has had aspiration pneumonia since august. He has had 10 bronchoscopies. He also had a sleep study and has  sleep apnea.He uses an Ivent 101…Continue

 

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Jason Darienzo replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"try contacting Dr. John Bach he is a non-invasive ventilation specialist  I think he will consult over phone or e-mail http://njms.rutgers.edu/resource_locator/find_people/profile.cfm?mbmid=bachjr#tab-video"
Dec 2, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Alice -  regarding the issue of whether to trach, sadly i think that many parents/providers/patients may feel that the choice to perform a tracheostomy might be seen as a sign of failure.  While non-invasive ventilation may be the…"
Dec 2, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Alice - can you email me?   i don't have your email address. Kathi"
Dec 2, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Alice - can you email me?"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Just tried to call got voice mail...608-295-9102"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Uw madison and Mercy health systems..Dr Robert Cook is the pulmonary"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Yes it has.. We live in Wisconsin. ."
Dec 1, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"has the trach been suggested to you as a possible treatment for preventing aspiration pneumonia?  or are you just trying to look at all possible solutions?  also where do you live/receive your care?  (If it's easier, you are…"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"He works so hard at clearing secretions. .He has a vest too but has not be able to use it due to new pacemaker. ."
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Its so frustrating. .We cough assist and suction almost every 30 to 45 min"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Yes pills under his tongue and patches"
Dec 1, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"there are things that they can do to try to "dry up" those secretions.  have they tried to do this?"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"Yes"
Dec 1, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"is he getting aspiration pneumonia from oral secretions?"
Dec 1, 2014
Alice Morovits replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"No he is to afraid to eat or drink"
Dec 1, 2014

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Kathi Kinnett replied to Alice Morovits's discussion aspiration of oral secretions and tracheostomy
"is he receiving anything orally?"
Dec 1, 2014

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About me:
Stay at home mom
About my family:
I have been married to Scott for 26 years. We have 6 children 3 birth and 3 adopted.
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Nathaniel and Joey
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
19 or older
City:
Janesville
State:
Wi

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