When your subglottis is narrowed
and various trachea parts are bowed,
a reconstruction’s what you need
an ENT can do the deed.
He first will harvest one mid-rib
And cartilage he’ll have for gib
He’ll graft the narrows, do his best
and then you’ll need some mighty rest.
A day sedated, maybe two,
Until the nurse awakens you.
The stent he placed will take a ride
and in your trachea reside-
for a week or weeks, it will depend,
you’ll hunker down until the end.
Bronchoscopy for its removal
Repeat in a week to assess the upheaval.
The goal is air will better flow
just as it is supposed to go…
Perhaps dilation will be next
until you pass his airway test.
Then with healing finally comes
your voice escaping cross your gums!
Celebration, joy, elation!
Worthy all that consternation.
LTR with rib graft cures
some SGS in trach of yours!