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Dianne is in bed and sleeping for an hour.  It is 1am Thursday and all seems o.k.  Her blood oxygenation level is up thanks to a much more rapid flow of supplemental  oxygen.  Can't tell whether the breathing treatments are helping.  Two months ago in hospital, it took five days to get her oxygen intake right, so i mustn't be impatient.  Meanwhile she takes all this calmly. apparently without fear or worry.  All in all it has been a good dAy.

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baron_waste
Jun. 18th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)

You may want to look into getting an oxygen concentrator.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_concentrator

Simple idea:  Air is mostly nitrogen, some oxygen.  Absorb the nitrogen out of the air, what's left is mostly oxygen.  [Rather like making applejack:  Wine is alcohol in water, so freeze it, pour off what's still liquid, and that's easily half and half!]

The only problem with this is that it may make her effectively bed-ridden:  Accustomed to the oxygen-enriched atmosphere there, she'd be unable to leave her bedroom!

bobby1933
Jun. 18th, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
Actually, oxygen concentrators are not that limiting, they feed oxygen through the nose like most other systems. A long enough tube gives one the run of the house. Going outside is another matter but portable systems take care of that.

We have had to deal with oxygen delivery for about fifteen years now and have experienced several systems and their pluses and minuses. She has a large tank (reservoir) which is filled with liquid oxygen weekly, and from which we can fill more portable containers (companions).
amaebi
Jun. 18th, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
*applauds Diane and you*
bobby1933
Jun. 18th, 2015 09:38 pm (UTC)
((Beam)) Thank you,
pondhopper
Jun. 18th, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
This is such good news!
bobby1933
Jun. 18th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you.
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