Thursday January 11, 2018

It was 47 degrees, raining, and calm when I took Colin out at 8:15.

We have a possible rehab bed at a place that will support the trach. Bob is still coughing up gunk, they call it secretions, a lot. The trach is protecting his airway so he does not aspirate on the fluids again like he did in December. Until he can swallow and the gunk decreases he will have to have the trach. The place he may be going does have a respiratory therapist on site. The goal is to get him strong enough to swallow, go off the feeding tube, and eventually the trach. He is talking with the trach well enough we can understand most of what he is saying.

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4 Responses to Thursday January 11, 2018

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    Good news! And continued improvement. At some point the rate of improvement will increase too.

    Keep the faith,

    n

  2. MrAtoz says:

    Best wishes Barbara. Hang in there. Bob will be home in no time.

  3. SteveF says:

    And cursing the missed opportunity to take another pot shot at Santa.

    (Is “pot shot” still an appropriate term, given the legalization of marijuana in many places?)

  4. lynn says:

    We have a possible rehab bed at a place that will support the trach. Bob is still coughing up gunk, they call it secretions, a lot. The trach is protecting his airway so he does not aspirate on the fluids again like he did in December. Until he can swallow and the gunk decreases he will have to have the trach. The place he may be going does have a respiratory therapist on site. The goal is to get him strong enough to swallow, go off the feeding tube, and eventually the trach.

    Good news ! I wonder how much weight Bob has lost ?

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