Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ventless

As promised, here are some pictures of Abby ventless!!

Bonus:  she's also sitting up by herself in the first two!!  :)  (The Boppy is just back behind in case she falls, but it's not supporting her.  The work is alllllll Abby!)


Her fat little neck almost covers the tube!  We actually have to be really careful that it doesn't, because that would block the airway. 

She actually fusses when I put her back on the vent, which I take as a very good sign.

This piece is called a Humidivent, and it is what Abby will wear from now on when she is off of the vent.  It helps keep moisture in the trach and helps to prevent mucus plugs.  We've noticed an increase in plugs since we've begun taking her off, so we're glad that these came via UPS today!!

Can you tell she's tired?  She fell asleep soon after this was taken.  I think I wore her out!

2 comments:

Kara said...

Oh my gosh! I am SOOO happy for you!! I know you all are SO very excited. I'm glad she is tolerating it well and I know you will be so happy not to have to carry the extra tubing and machine around!!

Deb said...

Go Abby Go