The oxygen equipment arrived yesterday and today we are waiting for the nurse to explain all of the do's and don'ts.
Not half as bad as we thought it would be, the converter sits nicely behind the door and the sofa so isn't like an elephant in the room.
This only needs to be on when in use so as Tom does not need oxygen at night at the moment it will not be a disturbance.
The large tank is for use in a power cut and the smaller ones are for carrying outside, you can see the one in a kind of rucksack and it's not that heavy to carry.
Onward and upward, all these things take a bit of getting used to but I'm sure that Tom will benefit from it and will feel so much better once he gets to grips with it.
A positive step. Best wishes xReplyDelete
Having access to that oxygen will surely give Tom's breathing a big lift. I wonder how long the canisters last for. Maybe you should ask the nurse about that. By the way, those are not elephants in the room - they're cats!ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Have you thought about a rollator for Tom. Mine has a bag and the oxygen bottles fit in there so no carrying. My machine has what you have behind the door and then another bit it stands on. You do something with the electric board so you are told if there is to be an outage if you are on oxygen.ReplyDelete
Good luck mastering it all, I’m sure it’s great to know Tom has oxygen available when he needs it.ReplyDelete
I'm sure this will help Tom as and when he needs it.ReplyDelete
so sorry he needs it and so happy he has it...ReplyDelete
It's a drag to be tethered to oxygen -- my dad was, and he complained about it -- but it DOES make a person feel a hundred percent better.ReplyDelete
I do hope it helps a lot. You will have to let us know how hard or easy it is to work. Will you need regular deliveries?ReplyDelete
That was fast - good that the procurement went quickly.ReplyDelete
That's great. I hope it finds it helpful and will be feeling better with itReplyDelete
What a great attitude both you and Tom have to life Briony. Your last paragraph/sentence says it all I'm sure you will feel better knowing Tom will feel better. Life and it's challenges affects us all don't you thinkReplyDelete
That is great - hopefully will make a big difference for Tom.ReplyDelete
Im sure you both will feel better for it. Tom because it helps him and you for less worryReplyDelete
i used to make covers for dads cylinders as he didnt like reminding he needed them , they just velcroed round them , weird farm animals was his favouritesReplyDelete
Good luck with it all I'm sure Tom will soon get to grips with it and it will give him a new lease of life. xxReplyDelete
Warmest wishes to you both, hope this really helps and the benefit is noticeable.ReplyDelete
Hi Briony, My name is Mildred and I live in Georgia. I found your blog via Ann, at SNAP EDIT SCRAP. I certainly hope Tom will adjust well and that the oxygen will help him to feel much better. Wishing you a very nice day.ReplyDelete