|Tracheostomy or Intubation
Mar 13, 2011
My wife has been hospitalised for 8 days for PCP Pneumonia and she was intubated during this time. the Doctor has now requested that she undergoes Tracheostomy or Tracheometry tubing to anable her to breath comfortable and recover quicker . my question is what are the pros and cons of this exercise and does it really fasttrack the process of regaing normal breathing quicker.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
This is a relatively routine procedure for people that have had severe pneumonias that require some additional airway support for additional oxygen or for suctioning if they have too many secretions. It is usually not permanent and when people have recovered, the tracheostomy tube is pulled and people go back to breathing normally.
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