No Oxygen, No Worries!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

At her last Dr's appt, we decided to try and turn her oxygen down to 1/32 L and see how she does. So far she had done awesome and it's nice because it takes forever to empty a tank on such a low flow! It takes about 8 days to empty a "D" tank (it's about 2 1/2 feet tall and fit's in a little bag that is super easy to carry around). So we started a new tank last Wednesday. I went to change her tank this morning and the gauge said there was still 1300 psi left!!! Not right, I know!!! It should have all been gone!! I looked at the knob on the left which allows me to adjust the flow and it was turned to ZERO!! Because the psi was so high... she must not have been getting any oxygen for about 4 whole days!! She has been an angel too!!! So I know this makes me look like a bad Mom because I'm not super anal about checking her oxygen tank all the time but I honestly had no reason to worry! So we'll keep her on the oxygen because it can't hurt but it's extremely reassuring to know that she probablly doesn't need it.

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Megan B said...

Audrey, this is awesome news. Now you KNOW without having to panic through a testing trial :) Wahoo! When is that next appt?

Nic and Ashley Haws said...

Yay for Darbi!!!! Hopefully that whole oxygen thing will be gone forever!!!

That is so awesome!