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First Checkup - What to Ask?
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #11
RE: First Checkup - What to Ask?
Since the climateline is attached to the machine electrically, I would assume the machine automatically adjusts to it. Not sure about the Max, though. Anything for a buck.

If his AHI is that low, then there won't be any shocks when you view the oximeter data. Unless he has some other lung condition, it should be just fine.

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01-01-2013 04:39 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "FitLife"
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP in 2006; spent the first 6 years with a "brick"

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #12
RE: First Checkup - What to Ask?
Belated welcome, SPOUSE! I agree with others who have said your hubby's numbers are looking really good! Great and fast positive response to the start up of CPAP therapy.
If you express an interest in learning what you can about CPAP, I don't believe the doc will react in a negative way at all. My bet is that he/she will feel quite comfortable with that, especially if you somehow indicate to him/her that your intention is not to change pressures on your own (without his/her OK), but rather to educate yourself about your hubby's progress. Take along a couple pages from Sleepyhead that will show current numbers and perhaps a short summary since the start and show it to the doc. That's what I did and it was all positive. I also got the impression on my first follow up visit when bearing Sleepy Head printouts that my doc wasn't familiar with SH. Next visit, I brought him printouts in ResScan and he clearly was familiar with that software. So, when time permits, you might want to also try ResScan. Over time, I've found myself using it as my primary, with SH as a second favorite software.
After a few follow up visits, my doc expressed his feelings about having a pt. who is interested in what's going on with his therapy. Matter of fact, when saying goodbye to him at the end of my last visit, he said, "It's always a pleasure". I guess he sees a lot of folks who don't necessarily want to comply with the therapy and/or who are uninterested in their own medical care.
01-01-2013 08:33 PM
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