As I posted recently, Tom is having to use oxygen now as his levels have fallen below the target number.
He was given a sort of back pack to carry the oxygen cylinder in on his back.
As he cannot carry anything without getting more breathless it was a bit of a silly idea but no doubt the NHS try the cheapest option first.
Carrying this on his back proved to be no good at all as by the time he got out of the car and manoeuvred the thing onto his back he was pooped before he even started and it was the equivelent of carrying a ruck sack full of shopping.
I contacted the respiratory nurse and we now have this larger machine behind the lounge door.
Not a pretty sight but necessary for him to feel well.
This has the capability of filling the bottles when empty. You can see one on the machine at the top getting filled and the bottles are small enough to carry in a shoulder bag.
Much better all round but probably more expensive for the NHS.
I'm not complaining though as they pay for all of the electricity that this machine uses and reimburse us through the bank.
We complain about the NHS but I'm sure in many countriees this would either not be available or would cost a huge amount.
The difference is marked for Tom when he has to do anything and has made life a bit easier for us both, as when he is okay then I am as well.