So, Emily has made it through RSV and Influenza this year without being intubated. All managed via BiPAP, Cough Assist, and regimented respiratory therapy/maintenance -- AND while starting school and experiencing a good life for a disabled child. I can't help but
reminisce about the Hopkins Dr's trying to convince us to trach Emily last year b/c she had "No cough reflex whatsoever." The pressure was on us, but we stuck to our guns and I think we're doing well -- nay, I think we're doing better!!
She'll still need some More BiPAP time and her settings are higher; but in good time, and with good respiratory maintenance, all will be back to normal soon... normal for us anyway.
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