Tracheostomy

My mom’s 3 years journey: Alzheimers and Tube Feeding

It has been slightly more than 3 years since my mom, who have advanced Alzheimers have been placed on NG tube feeding. In the video below, I share the journey as well as an update of the tracheostomy procedure my mom underwent 8 months ago which helped her tremedously. The trachestomy procredure came under the …

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How to clean, dry and store the inner cannula (and why it sometimes stink)

The inner cannula in a tracheostomy tube is a small removable small cannula that can be taken out from the trach tube to be cleaned and washed. In a tracheostomy kit which is a box that comes during each trach change, there would be 2 inner cannula and a trach brush that are provided. How …

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FAQ Tracheostomy | Based on experience with my mother

You are at Home > FAQ Main > FAQs on Tracheostomy The following FAQs are based on my experience in caring for my mother who had a tracheostomy done in October 2023. Disclaimer: Always consult your healthcare provider for guidance and advice as each person’s situation and symptoms may vary. Note: The page would be updated from …

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My mom now has a tracheostomy tube linked to continous oxygen

For the past few months, my mom have shown signs of decline in her lung function. Her oxygen levels, when tested with a oxymeter both at home and hospital had been low, like real low below 90. We have been bringing her to hospital frequently due to worsening wheezing and continous sounds from her. Each …

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