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Bleeding Oxygen Through CPAP

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Bleeding Oxygen Through CPAP

Postby sheddy59 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:39 pm

I was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after a 5 day stay. I had pneumonia again and need to be on 3 liters of oxygen all day and night. I got the adapter from the oxygen supplier. The CPAP company was no help at all. I just am not able to tell if the oxygen is flowing in. While wearing the cannula, you can easily feel the ox flowing through. I guess I just hope that the oxygen in flowing through the adapter.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:31 pm

Feel the hose w/o the mask on it w/the 02 concentrator sending 02 to the CPAP. You can feel the 02 flowing. I can and I am on "just" 2L of 02 w/my CPAP (actually 2L around the clock, 24 hours). The 02 is getting thru to your mask and to you just fine.

If you have an extra $100 or so you can buy a ConTec CMS-50D+ recording oximeter w/software to use every night or any night you feel so inclined. There are various ConTec CMS oximeters so as you do a search online for them be sure to read the descriptions carefully to be sure that you order one that does record data and comes w/the software, some are NOT recording oximeters and are only of value for spot checks.
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Postby sheddy59 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:41 am

Thanks for the info. I have a handheld oximeter but I would like the device you described. I would like to be able to know when my 02 is falling. This would give me time to get to my doctor and get a chest x-ray to try and prevent having to go to the ER and a possible hospital admission. The 3 bouts of pneumonia were on 8/1/10, 10/07/10 and 11/13/10, this is wearing me out and I am no sooner trying to get over one bout before another one starts. I just got rid of my other oxygen equipment. I had 2 doctors that said I did not need it anymore, now I have it again....I am going to hang on to this oxygen equipment until another doctor said that I do not need it.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:40 am

Wow!! You can't expect those poor lungs to hold out forever w/that many bouts of pneuomonia so close together!!! I can only imagine how worn out you must be!!! Do you have COPD? Or asthma? Or other lung condition that you are so susceptible to pneumonia??

Are you being treated by a pulmonologist or sleep pulmonologist?? W/just your history you've mentioned in these two posts I sure would be in the care of a pulmonologist or sleep pulmonologist!! Probably both just as insurance! I'm not near so bad off as you have been and I have both a pulmonologist and a sleep pulmonologist. In fact, the sleep pulmo is also a Critical Care specialist.
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Postby sheddy59 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:01 pm

CrohnieToo wrote:Wow!! You can't expect those poor lungs to hold out forever w/that many bouts of pneuomonia so close together!!! I can only imagine how worn out you must be!!! Do you have COPD? Or asthma? Or other lung condition that you are so susceptible to pneumonia??

Are you being treated by a pulmonologist or sleep pulmonologist?? W/just your history you've mentioned in these two posts I sure would be in the care of a pulmonologist or sleep pulmonologist!! Probably both just as insurance! I'm not near so bad off as you have been and I have both a pulmonologist and a sleep pulmonologist. In fact, the sleep pulmo is also a Critical Care specialist.


I have asthma, but it is mild and is kept under control with Pro-Air & Advair. I have a pulmonologist who has been treating me in the hospital along with an infectious disease doctor who is watching my immunoglobulins. My pulmonary doctor wants to do an open lung biopsy if I have another bout. I understand that this is major surgery, but I wish to have this surgery now and to stop waiting for the next bout. My bout in August & October landed me in ICU knocking at death's door, if BiPAP would not have helped me to breath, I would have been put on a vent. To be at home and only on oxygen, I feel blessed.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:35 pm

Yes, I can imagine how blessed you must feel after two such close calls!!! Good luck and God bless!!!! If I were you I would be buying a recording oximeter too. I first bought a Nonin Onyx spot check oximeter. I was ever so grateful when we started finding recording oximeters w/in a decent price range. The SP0 7500 is also a good FDA approved recording oximeter but I'm not sure if the software comes w/it any more or if the software is extra. The ConTex CMS-50D+ (has to be the Plus) is FDA approved, comes w/its own software and is considerably cheaper. There are other ConTec-CMS 50s but not all are recording oximeters. Some that are recording oximeters have a lithium rechargeable battery. The 50D+ uses 2 AAA batteries.
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Postby sheddy59 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:27 am

The oximeter you are decribing, do you use this every night? I went to the Contec website but was not able to find the CMS-50D+.
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Postby CrohnieToo » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:16 am

I have for several weeks at a time. Not so much anymore since the data has been good. Just a spot check night now and then.

They may have sold out all the 50D+ as they developed newer models. Just read thru the descriptions of the various models.
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