Kelley - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hey there, just wondering if anyone else has a baby that has problems with their vocal cords due to ventilation.
Sam was born at 23 weeks and is now 2 1/2 yrs . His vocal cords don't meet, he only has half of his right vocal cord and this causes him to aspirate and get lots of resp infections.
The Dr is talking of an airway reconstruciton in Sep if nothing improves, there are risks involved eg possible trachi if things go pear shaped!! He has thickened fluids and the majority of his meals are puree. He can eat finger food but just doesn't eat enough.
Basically anything he's involved in with water is a potential choking situation for him.
Anyone got any experiences they'd like to share?