I emailed my DME and described basically what I have outlined in this thread. The DME confirmed that the machine was operating as it should and I needed to see my doctor about possibly getting a different prescription. I wanted to get this confirmed by the DME because my doctor is a bit unpredictable and I can see him asking me if I had contacted the DME before seeing him.
I know from my first meeting with the DME that he is very anti Respironics, claiming that their reliability has gone down substantially. Who knows if this is really true or if they just get higher margins on the resmed product line. He said he will only supply resmed unless the doctor specifically requires something else and then it will have to be ordered.
I can also see my doctor asking how much I have tried to use the machine before writing it off. His office has instructed me to bring the machine and the card to the appointment. Thus I have put some time on the machine but not very much. Certainly more than enough for me to know it doesn't work for me. I can only lay there so long before switching back to my bipap so I can get to sleep.
I am downloading sleepyhead to see what the card says so I will have that info for the appointment.
I did have two questions however.
The readout on the machine doesn't show much use but I know I have used it some. If I recall the first 2-3 times I used the machine I left it in airplane mode. Do the therapy minutes get written to the card when the machine is in airplane mode?
And/or is there a specific number of minutes the machine must be on before it starts recording to the card?
Also, it has been mentioned in this thread that this machine will only do EPR up to 3 cm. I will look through the owners manual when I get home but I was wondering if folks could tell me where that is documented? Owners manual, clinicians manual?