Monday, March 28, 2011
Faith continues with cough assist (Day 22)
Below I have posted a video of the cough assist machine and how it helps Faith to get the junk up and out. It is not her favorite thing in the world, but it has really helped her to more quickly move the gunk out of her body. She usually rests easier after it because she is clearer in her breathing. She should be completely weaned from the sedatives by tomorrow morning...kicking the addiction. The turning on the jaw is continuing over this week and hopefully we will be done with that soon as well. Then the brackets will remain for 3-4 weeks while her jaw heals at home is the idea. Remember, we probably would have been home for the last week doing the turning of the distractor ourselves had she not contracted the flu. She has handled the flu very well especially considering it is such a nasty bacteria and virus.