Tap your hearing aids when the battery is dead so your parents can replace them.
Sign "hear" when you want your parents to put on your hearing aids.
Get out the towel and clean up your own g-tube spills when the medication port opens.
Hook up your own extension set to your g-tube.
Sign "all done" when your feeding pump beeps at the end of a feeding.
Point to the suction machine when you need a suction.
Remove your own HME to cough up secretions and then put your HME back on when you are done.
My parents have no doubt that I will be in charge of all my own care here shortly - just need to get tall enough to reach the machines!
Peyton Nicole Smith