So my dad did his sleep study years ago. Probably about 8 years ago or something like that. He has fallen on bad times since then and hasn't gotten the machine adjusted or upgraded or anything in all that time. He has been repairing the mask.
He uses a Respironics Duet LX System
Now, all this leads me in to where we are today, because today I messed up. See, I just bought my dad a new mask, the nasal pillow mask, because he finally decided repairing the old one wasn't working. I had read a review mention that the pressure was too high using the nostril direct mask like that, but that after finding the setting to turn it down, it was a great mask.
So I started trying to research pressure settings, and I found this site, but I couldn't find information on my dad's bipap. I found this thread: [link removed] which suggested that older Respironics' pressure settings could be accessed by holding the ramp button and one of the user buttons while plugging it in. So I started trying different combinations of these, like he said in his post, and I ended up reverting all settings back to default (done by holding the ramp button, and two of the ligther grey user buttons while plugging it in). This is a huge problem though, because my dad can't use his mask any more. Suddenly the pressure is way too high.
So now I have created a really bad situation, because he still doesn't have the money to see a doctor to get his machine checked out (or get a new machine), doesn't have any insurance, and now can't use his machine because I apparently erased the doctor's original pressure settings.
Even with his machine the way it was before he wasn't getting great sleep lately. He is tired constantly, and falls asleep everywhere. His old mask was the problem. If I could set him up with a good mask he would be fine.
If you can help me figure out how to access the pressure settings on this machine I would be extremely grateful. I really need to help him get to sleep. He is getting older (62) and I'm worried about him. On top of everything else he is recovering from Bells Palsy, which may have been caused by sleep deprivation.
I really just need to find a way to help him. I feel like this is a serious situation, but it isn't the kind of thing 911 helps with. I really don't know what to do.
Thank you for any help you can offer