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SCOTUS Justice death and CPAP compliance
Earlier this morning (25 Feb 16, 8:55 AM) on Dallas Morning News website reported (google it - can't post link) - Justice Scalia had a CPAP machine on his nightstand the night he died, but it went unused.

"According to the sheriff’s report, Scalia was lying in bed with his arms at his side and his bed covers smooth. Nearby was his suitcase, which was open and full of neatly folded clothes.

"Only one thing appeared amiss: a breathing apparatus. The small device, called a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, was on the nightstand next to him — but unplugged and not turned on.

"The finding has sparked speculation that Scalia may have forgotten to use it that night."


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02-25-2016 11:45 AM
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If it was unplugged, sounds like he hadn't been using it for some time. Who unplugs their device each day?
02-25-2016 12:00 PM
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(02-25-2016 12:00 PM)Winterfrost Wrote:  If it was unplugged, sounds like he hadn't been using it for some time. Who unplugs their device each day?

He was away from home -- a guest in Texas. He had taken the time to pack it up and bring it. It would appear, he unpacked it; and laid it out for use.

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Ok, how many of you go to bed, on your back, with arms at your side and never move? The sheets weren't messed up. I know when I "sleep", I toss and turn, and tangle myself in my sheets.

Also, if you take the time to bring your Cpap, set it up on night stand, wouldn't you plug it in?

I think the entire scene was setup.

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The actual incident report by the Sheriff and US Marshall do not list the machine as unplugged.
On nightstand hose attached, ready to use but not on Scalia and not running.
Sounds like some added cover or bad reporting.
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I am certain that a supreme court justice does not pack his own luggage or carry his own CPAP around in one.

Any medical device would have been set up for him by the staff if his Dr. listed it as a medical need.

whether he was prone to use it or wrinkle his sheets is another matter.

Since he never quit smoking or tried to lose weight and mocked people who would not eat red meat, trans fats or smoke a good cigar. He may have simply chuckled at he device being provided for him next to his bed.

None of this changes the fact that he was a great and man an lived beyond the life expectancy of
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(02-25-2016 02:46 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  I am certain that a supreme court justice does not pack his own luggage or carry his own CPAP around in one.

Any medical device would have been set up for him by the staff if his Dr. listed it as a medical need.

whether he was prone to use it or wrinkle his sheets is another matter.

Since he never quit smoking or tried to lose weight and mocked people who would not eat red meat, trans fats or smoke a good cigar. He may have simply chuckled at he device being provided for him next to his bed.

None of this changes the fact that he was a great and man an lived beyond the life expectancy of
US Men 76.2 years

You would be mistaken. Scalia had no staff traveling with him. He was entitlef to a U. S. Masrshall escort when he traveled but seldom used it. Drfinitely not on this hunting trip.
He would have brought the machine along himself, set it up himself.
It was plugged in but not on or on him when he was found late the next am.
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This probably should be moved to off-topic? Though there is a thread already started in that section.



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(02-25-2016 10:06 PM)AlanE Wrote:  This probably should be moved to off-topic? Though there is a thread already started in that section.

Why would it be moved off-topic? It is directly dealing with the use of CPAP/APAP and extreme potential consequences of non-compliance. Very much in the middle of topics for the main forum.

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