Category «Trachs»

A ventilator dependent quadriplegic’s opinion on trach care, type, opinions based on personal experience.

Grace Experienced By Jessica Kennedy

A thorn is placed in Paul’s side. He asks God to remove it three times. My thorn was ventilator-dependence and quadriplegia. In contrast to Paul, I rejected that His grace was sufficient and asked far more than three times for the thorn to be removed. God’s Will & Grace or Jessica’s Will? Upon waking from …

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy is Able to Speak

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy Speaks Can you imagine always having to wait a few minutes before you can speak? Learn about how people who are ventilator-dependent like Jessica Kennedy struggle to speak. Many people can’t speak or speak clearly due to a stroke, a debilitating illness, birth defect, T B I (traumatic brain injury) or …

Jessica Kennedy’s Journey to Accepting Being Disabled

  Happiness regardless of being disabled required accepting my disabilities.  Discovery of who I was after the stroke and acceptance of my disabilities was a long journey. I couldn’t have done it without God and His promise of eternal salvation. Prior to my stroke, I believed in God, but that was about it. Even Satan …

Go Fund Me Fundraiser Tips

A successful Go Fund Me campaign takes preparation and hard work. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned that with determination, computer and the internet anything can be learned. First and foremost, do your homework, because anything worth doing is worth doing well. I want everything NOW or sooner, but if …

Skin Health: Eighteen Years Quadriplegic & Zero Bedsores

Ask Cows for Skin Health Tips? Eighteen years ago my first caregiver gave me the best product for skin health. Have you ever heard of bag balm? It is for cow teats to treat chapped teats, but it does wonders for humans. Whenever I have a red spot I slather #BagBalm on that area and …

Part 2: Lack of Temperature Sensation for People After Stroke & SCI

Cause of SCI & Lack of Temperature Sensation    The cause of the lack of temperature sensation and SCI (spinal cord injury) and was a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation. My brain had swelled and slammed into my spinal cord. (I have a SCI [spinal cord injury and brain injury or stroke]). Then I fell into a coma. When I woke up …

Part 2: Resistant Bacteria

Resistant Bacteria: PICC Line  On 10-8-2016 due to the highly resistant bacteria the oral antibiotics didn’t work. Therefore my doctor decided to use IV antibiotics and he ordered a PICC line. I had to get it at the hospital, because for placement of the line they use live X-ray. The PICC line (central line) is …

Welcome to The Quad Spot

Welcome to The Quad Spot. Please take your time and look around. Discover everything you can about being a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. In the eighteen years since Jessica Kennedy The Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker endured a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation she has gained a wealth of information. The Quad Spot Blog Description/Information Provided  caregivers selection, …