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: