Post Reply 
new here: hoping to help others and myself
Author Message
multime Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 45
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Philips respironics system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro fx
Humidifier: part of system one
CPAP Pressure: 8 (repeat study needed)
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #11
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Just got back from my doctors appointment. I've been feeling very sick lately so I made this appointment. My pusle ox was 87 at the office. She did an abg and my carbon dioxide levels were very high. My pH level wasn't good either but stable though.

I've got a 24/7 nurse at home now with oxygen from a non rebreather mask. I've been ordered to stop cpap treatment for now. This complexly sucks right now. I can't even leave the house or do anything beyond reading, watching TV etc. I'm still waiting for the other blood work results to come back today.

At least I have tons of shows on my DVR to watch.Rolleyes
03-27-2015 10:57 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #12
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Hey Multi, you take care of you now, ok?

I hope the DVD's are interesting, but perhaps not too exciting? On the other hand, I hope your 24/7 nurse is very exciting, if not also interesting.
(This post was last modified: 03-27-2015 11:11 AM by retired_guy.)
03-27-2015 11:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
multime Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 45
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Philips respironics system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro fx
Humidifier: part of system one
CPAP Pressure: 8 (repeat study needed)
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #13
RE: new hehoping to help others and myself
(03-27-2015 11:11 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  Hey Multi, you take care of you now, ok?

I hope the DVD's are interesting, but perhaps not too exciting? On the other hand, I hope your 24/7 nurse is very exciting, if not also interesting.

He's very nice and we've just been watching baseball mostly. The pouring rain isn't helping my mood much though. At least my nurse is trying to keep my spirits up. I'm pretty much just nodding off all the time and waking up from the blood pressure checks.

Overall I'm okay and I'm hoping this all gets sorted out soon. Thanks for all the support.
03-27-2015 02:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
multime Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 45
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Philips respironics system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro fx
Humidifier: part of system one
CPAP Pressure: 8 (repeat study needed)
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #14
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Well my blood work came back and it's not that good. The official DX is moderate electrolyte derangement. I now have a feeding tube in place and will have a nurse at home for at least three days.

This was not what I was hoping for and quite honestly I'm a bit depressed right now. I've got time now so I'll try and help out others here. Just a heads up but I know nothing about nasal masks nor the special pillows which have been most of the posts here lately.

Everybody have a great weekend and TGIF!!!!
03-27-2015 05:51 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #15
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Hi multime,
I hope you get to feelin' better very soon, take care of yourself.

trish6hundred
03-27-2015 06:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #16
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Ok.. Time to cheer up Multi.

How about a little song?

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone.
All of the bad feelings have disappeared.
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for.
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.

(ooh...) Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies.
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies.

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for.
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's going to be a bright (bright)
bright (bright) sunshiny day.
Yeah, hey, it's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
sunshiny day.
03-27-2015 08:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
multime Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 45
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Philips respironics system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro fx
Humidifier: part of system one
CPAP Pressure: 8 (repeat study needed)
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #17
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Thanks for cheering me up. I'm amazed at how much better I feel after the meds and several hours sleep. I've got a new nurse tonight and she said my blood pressure has improved (went up) and that my color has improved.

Sometimes I'm so used to feeling bad that I truly don't recognize when I do get sick enough to need medical attention. I didn't think I was this sick.

My sleep schedule is really messed up now.Oh-jeez
03-27-2015 10:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
OpalRose Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,166
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #18
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Multime,
Glad your feeling better.
retired-guy has a way of cheering people up! I always get a smile, sometimes a laugh out of his posts. Smile
You'll get a lot of good advice and support here.
OpalRose

OpalRose
03-28-2015 08:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #19
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
Hi multime,
Glad you are feeling better.
Thanks R_G for the cheer up song.

trish6hundred
03-28-2015 08:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
multime Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 45
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: Philips respironics system one
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro fx
Humidifier: part of system one
CPAP Pressure: 8 (repeat study needed)
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #20
RE: new here: hoping to help others and myself
I'm feeling much better today after sleeping almost 16 hours. The morning nurse didn't even wake me up because he knew that I met him. He was shocked I needed a feeding tube and cardiac monitor though.

Because I'm not improving as well as expected they have scheduled me for a central line in outpatient surgery at 8am Sunday morning. The reason being my sudden drops in blood pressure and respiratory rate. The nurse said they had to increase my end Fidel co2 whatever that is. Last night they were very close to having to intubate me.

Whatever is going on the doctors are baffled. My nurse told me if this happens again tonight they will be admitting me to the ICU. I'm praying things go well tonight and this was just a fluke event. I'm feeling better so this isn't that much of a stretch to think last night was a fluke.

Now for those college and pro sports fans like myself enjoy the rest of the weekend enjoying the games.[/align]
03-28-2015 07:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  intro/hoping to use wife's cpap temporarily fredflintstone 8 417 09-05-2016 05:57 AM
Last Post: cate1898
  Supply reselling (hoping not to start a flame war) Snowbird47 17 1,538 12-20-2015 12:06 AM
Last Post: justMongo
  21.6 AHI. Hoping surgery will do the trick. eh33 23 5,256 02-21-2013 01:55 AM
Last Post: SuperSleeper
  Hoping someone can help!!! apneastinks 26 10,144 01-05-2013 03:54 AM
Last Post: zonk

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)