Sunday, January 25, 2009

Commando to change the trach tube

Yesterday and today I had the feeling that I am taking part of an special operation similar to a commando, or a walk on the moon. The "commando" today was successful and  the enemy (an infection around the trach) was defeated. 

What is this all about? 

In the last couple of days on the skin around my trach an infection occurred. I had to take some medicine and a special treatment so that the infection to go away. To prevent further infection on the spot the trach tube needed to be changed. Here is how the commando started:

Friday; 23 Jan 2009; Place: My Home

While evaluating the possibility  of a safe change the trach tube at home we decided that due to a recent infection of the skin around the trach, this being the first trach change after it was originally placed 7 months back, and us not having any experience with changing a trach tube, the operation needs to take place at the hospital to minimize the risks in case of complications and to apply a special treatment for the skin around the trach

Sunday 25 Jan 2009; 12:30 Place: My Home

Departure from home with supervision  of my dear doctor and with the BGS Ambulance team

Sunday; 25 Jan 2009; 13:00 Place Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital

Arriving at the hospital, meeting old friends, changing the tube, applying the treatment, taking off back home 

Sunday; 25 Jan 2009; 15:45  Place My Home 

Arriving safe back home to my story books, movies and toys. 

Special thanks to:

Doctor Cristian Tanase: Head of operations, our saver and hero
Prof. Doctor Ioan Basca: Profesor, Doctor, Artist and our hero
Nurse Cristina Olteanu: beside me in a hard moment 
ICU of Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital:  The place!
 
BGS  and their special team for the Interstellar Ambulance (It is really required a spaceship and special skills to drive in Bucharest)

Operation was a success and we might have to change the trach more often, probably once every month to prevent occurring other infections. Here are some picture from todays trip - my first trip outside my home in the last 6 months:






5 comments:

Florian said...

Well done Alesia. First time outside after 6 months and everything went as we've expected. You were very brave today. Now go to sleep and let as to enjoy the "commando" story.

jackie said...

good job alesia,what a brave little girl you are.i will b praying for you to grow strong.

Devon said...

I'm glad everything went ok. Hooray on getting out of the house!!!!!

Kimberley said...

I'm so proud of you guys!!! Keep fighting for Alesia! She looked so happy to be outside. When the weather gets nice you'll have to start taking her outside. I bet that would pull her nose out of her books ;O)

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