Butch

Eating While Receiving Mechanical Ventilation


Butch came to Madonna Rehabilitation in 2010 with a diagnosis of Respiratory Failure after a prolonged acute hospital stay where he was unable to communicate, unable to eat by mouth, and received all nutrition via a gastrostomy tube. On the second day of his stay at Madonna Rehabilitation, the speech-language pathologist completed a Passy-Muir® Valve assessment and swallowing evaluation. Butch was able to start eating a soft diet of food and liquids. He continued to use the Passy-Muir Valve while receiving mechanical ventilation to eat, drink, and speak and within a few days was eating a regular diet including hamburgers and potato chips!

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