(10-03-2014, 12:56 PM)retired_guy Wrote: By that I mean from the beginning I have felt Phyllis belonged at a setting very near 8 for epap and ipap. It was pointed out, and rightly so, that such a low pressure might not address her CA's. But I still have this nagging doubt that her difficulties are with CA's, other than pressure induced CA's. So I'm pleased to see her pressures being modified gently lower.Well, lately, not quite gently since I'm desperate. Yes, my obstructives were handled with CPAP of 8, but this VPAP won't let me modify max IPAP, so even after lowering ps to 1-6, and EPAP to 6.4, max pressure is still hitting over 12 probably 50% of the night, just looking at the graph. So I seem to have the right machine, but can't keep the pressure down. I'll be lowering the EPAP again tonight, so we'll see.
(10-03-2014, 12:56 PM)retired_guy Wrote: But let me say Vaughn is a really sharp cookie! His advice (albeit a little wordy) is top of the line around here. We're really blessed to have him as a resource for us.Yes, he has lots of words, not what I'd call 'wordy' but maybe so dense with meaning that I have to read many times to fully understand. He's into the nuts and bolts while I'm still trying to keep in mind that if it starts with an 'I' it's inhale and if an 'E' it's exhale. And 'PS' does not mean more coming. Thus the multiple readings for this newbie.
And absolutely blessed to have his advice.