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Posted by Pooky
on August 18, 2000 at 05:28:38:
In Reply to: breathing tube posted by helpful hint on August 18, 2000 at 01:41:18:
: Thought I might pass on a helpful hint if you currently know someone needing the aid of a breathing tube.
: If the patient can hear you ask them if they want to talk - if yes - ask them to give you a thumbs up.
: Tell them that you are going to call out the alphabet letter by letter and when you hit on the letter they want - to give you a thumbs up or squeeze your hand.
: To make it easier - start by asking if the first letter is a vowel.
: This helped my husband "talk" to us. Not everyone thinks to do this but it just might help you.
When I was in the hospital/rehab after my stroke, they had me talk by pointing to letters on a piece of paper. I remember my parents saying that I spelled so fast that they got confused. I think this is why I always point my finger when talking.
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