Medical Videos


Trying to Breathe

At Least a Dozen Times a Day…
Video of Rachel’s cough even with the trach tube in place. You can hear very clearly the sound of her trachea collapsing.

In Rachel’s Own Words
2 October 2011- Rachel sends this message from the hospital today.

Coughing Jag
This is a short clip of one of Rachel’s coughing jags that last for hours… and it isn’t as bad as they get.

Coughing in ICU


Bronchoscopies

20 October 2010 Bronchoscopy
Film of bronchoscopy showing collapse of the trachea, viagra both main bronchi, and and lower airways. It was done in late October, five weeks after Rachel’s tracheobronchoplasty.

22 November 2010 Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy 11-22-2010 showing metal airway (tracheal) stent encased in cemented secretions. Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) was used in an attempt to loosen the secretions.

22 November 2010 RP Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy 11-22-2010 showing metal airway (tracheal) stent encased in cemented secretions. Acetylcysteine (Mucomyst) was used in an attempt to loosen the secretions.

29 November 2010 Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy to look at stent treating tracheobronchomalacia. Mucomyst and Pulmozyme were used to break up secretions, but shortly after this, Rachel was rushed to her airway specialist to get it removed as the granulation tissue was growing in way too much.

6 December 2010 Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy showing metal tracheal stent with granulation tissue at the distal end. This requires it to come out as soon as possible and they will have to debride the tissue in order to remove the stent.

20 December 2010 Bronchoscopy
Bronch to check vocal chords and the healing progress of granulation tissue in the airway.

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