This odd looking device is a tracheotomy, or “trachy”. The pipe portion of it was in my throat for me to breathe via. Note the inflatable cuff, designed to give the trachy a snug fit inside my wind-pipe. Sadly I would later pull this out of my neck due to a horrible hallucination. The second picture shows the wound healing a few days later. You can also see the stitches from where my ECMO cannula.