Wednesday, May 25, 2011

James...

We got a new roommate and his name was James Marshall.  He crashed in the San Diego Super cross race. He is 21 and his girlfriend is named Sheree.  We continued cuff deflation but it is still very disconcerting for Dennis.  Cuff Deflation is hard to explain but it’s like this.  There are two little balloons on each side of the trachea. They are fully deflated and you get all the oxygen going to the lungs. When you deflate the pressure of air comes upon each side of the trach through the nose and mouth. It feels like you are struggling to breathe.  His stats would stay up but he struggled all the time.  It is very hard to watch and even more hard when he asks you to please take him off.  It’s a tough process.

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