This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Every day we take an hour to clear little man’s airways. You can do this by tapping little cf buddies’ chests manually or via an (amazing, convenient) system called ‘The Vest.’ We just got ours-it’s a lot easier than the tapping and Eli likes it more. The therapies are done to rattle thick, sticky mucus that characterizes cystic fibrosis. That way the mucus is coughed up. Otherwise it would pool in the lungs and encourage infection. Eli doesn’t sound mucus-y but since we started him on the vest he has begun to cough wee man coughs to clear himself up now and again. The process of airway clearance is better shown than told so I made this vid:

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One thought on “Airway clearance

  1. Angie says:

    I am learning so much!

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