leviathan

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I wonder if you really needed an emergent cric if you were able to perform it yourself.
 

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How would he manage to not aspirate his own blood?
Midline vertical incision above thyroid is relatively bloodless. Then lay prone and let gravity do its magic.

Here's hoping you never have to remember these instructions for self-use.
 

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You're kidding. How interesting.

Thanks for the well wishes. Right back atcha. :)
 

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The guy did already have a previous trach which could complicate things, but my guess is that it served as a pretty good guide.
 

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Great minds, anyone???

Or, we are all too bored and too geeky for words... :cool:
yeah, nerd number 4 here. :rolleyes:

but you have to wonder, with quotes like this:
"They think I might have some kind of allergy," Wilder said. "The only time I get a shortage of wind is in the spring. It's seasonal."
I feel like he first legitimately needed a tracheostomy for cx, but that "taught" him that tracheotomies relieve SOB... the last 2 times he did it on himself maybe it was just allergy-induced asthma, and an inhaler or something would have done the job! :laugh:
 
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Ok, they definitely changed the article attached to that link. The first one made no mention of a previous self-trach or possible allergies.