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Yin had a massive stroke in October 2016. It left her largely paralyzed. She had breathing problems so they made a tracheostomy and she was put under artificial respiratory treatment. She stayed at the hospital until she was weaned off the respirator and could breathe on her own in May 2017.After being discharged I decided to look after her. The nurses trained me in physical therapy, cleaning of the trach tube, feeding, giving baths, changing positions, etc.
I left my teaching job that month and since June 2017 I have been looking after her at home. We survive on a small pension from the Spanish state, which is nearly 6000 baht(191 USD) a month. Yin's son and some church friends also have helped me regularly, such as the maintenance of the car.
Please help us so I can bring Yin to private rehabilitation at least twice a week. The goal is that she will be able to breathe and eat on her own. The tracheostomy is a wound in the throat and I have to dress it daily to avoid infection. If she can be rehabilitated to breathe through her mouth, her wound will be able to be closed in the future. Also if she can be successfully trained to use her mouth for eating, she will not need the feeding tube. I need expert medical advice in order to help Yin to succeed, but one hour at the private therapy clinic is already 500 baht(15.95 USD) and that is out of our budget.
Xavier Romero (Yin's husband)
tracheostomyUpdate posted by Krongthong Chotcheewin at 03:08 am
It has been four years since Yin had the stroke, So far there are small improvements, but she his still very weak. The goal is to bring her to a clinic for a few days see whether Yin can be free from being fed through the nose and having to. . . . .