talking with a trach

August 3, 2007 at 10:02 am

Another thought to consider. Can they use a Passe Muir valve with your mom? It’s a little plastic cap that is placed at the trach opening. It forces air to pass over the vocal chords so your mom can talk. If they’re weaning her, maybe her breathing is strong enough to handle the passe muir? Being able to talk will, for the most part, take away a lot of the inconvenience of having the trache in.