Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tommy Has a Voice!

Tommy is wearing a Passy-Muir valve. It allows air into the trach, then it closes and he has to breathe out through his mouth and nose. This moves the vocal cords causing sound. I have not heard Tommy's voice since he was born. He was a quiet little preemie and then intubated for heart surgery. He needed the trach to come off the ventilator and other than his birth, I've not heard his sweet voice until today.

1 comment:

Persian Tea said...

i randomly came across your blog. i remember reading about your son's condition in school (I'm a grad student). you are doing an amazing job.

finally hearing your son's voice must have been magical.

god bless you.

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
Double Inlet Left Ventricle with Transpostion of the Great Arteries