Debbie Fish's Blog (4)

Christmas in the hospital

On Thursday, December 17th, our 23-year-old son Nick will be entering the hospital to have a tracheotomy. We had hoped we would never have to do this but Nick is one of the minorities that cannot use NIV. We are very concerned and wish that he wasn’t going to have to spend Christmas in the hospital but we also realize that this is in his best interest and will improve his quality of life.



When faced with something like this it is easy to get overwhelmed and let living with this… Continue

Added by Debbie Fish on December 11, 2009 at 12:12pm — 5 Comments

Cough Assist

Hello everyone and we hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. We stayed home and it was nice for me to have 3 days off from work. Nick’s coughing and vomiting episodes have continued even though the air quality has been a bit better here in the valley. He has so many secretions and is requiring suction almost on a daily basis. His spirit is good and we finally have him convinced that if he lets us know right away that he is coughing we can get it taken care of sooner without… Continue

Added by Debbie Fish on July 15, 2008 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

Story Time

School has been out for a few weeks now and Nick is enjoying spending time at home with dad. We haven’t been out much but there has been enough entertainment at home. The weather has been really hot and now this past week we have had a lot of smoke from all the wild fires. The air quality is bad and we are keeping Nick safely indoors. He has had two coughing incidents during the past week that have required a lot of suctioning but thankfully no desaturation. Not sure if the bad air has caused… Continue

Added by Debbie Fish on June 25, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments

Bitter Apple

Bitter Apple



I have set up a Caringbridge site and use it regularly to update family on what is happening in our house. Now with this new site up and running I will make sure to post all my journal entries here also.



Anyone who has raised a puppy probably knows about a product called bitter apple. It is a spray you can put on whatever you don’t want your pup to chew on. When we got Steffi we were using a spray bottle of water to discourage her from chewing on Angel… Continue

Added by Debbie Fish on June 16, 2008 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

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