Post intubation tracheal stenosis complications
I met severe road accident in October 2015. Blood was aspirated by my lungs. I was suffering from ARDS and was on ventilator for almost 7 days followed by another 4 days. After 1 month hospitalization and 1 & half month after accident I was symptomatic of tracheal stenosis. I have been using steroides for long time for temporary relief. Got Tracheal resection and reconstruction but after 18 days I was again symptomatic. Than tracheal dilatations were done at 15-20 days intervals . At last two tracheal stents were implanted almost 6 months earlier. Now I have heavy colonization of bacteria in my stents probably its not infection. It always smelling very bad while I breath, I have severe coughing, shortness of breath upon very little exertion, even talking, wheezing sound but no stroider. My doctor is probably going to change my stent but he is afraid of complications I pose during surgeries. I want to have some second opinion.