Helpful Tips for Tracheostomy Care
Helpful Tips for Tracheostomy Care provides helpful tips for parents who have a child that needs Tracheostomy care. The tips emerge out of the experience of a mother who sacrifices much to assist her daughter born at twenty-seven weeks to successfully journey through chronic lung disease and Tracheostomy. The book chronicles the real life struggles of Thea and her parents through relocation, numerous surgeries, choosing the right doctors, nurses, therapists and the challenge to reduce infection. Many photographs are used to illustrate Thea’s story from birth to Decannulation at age three and a half years –Three years and a half earlier than originally diagnosed. This book is an invaluable resource and guide for parents and caregivers.
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