Sunday, September 25, 2011

bi-pap, c-pap, all crap

This picture is from one of Caelan's first days post extubation on bi-pap.  How can that mask be remotely comfortable?  I understand that it's needed, but there must be someone out there that can create something a little more comfortable.   Unfortunately, it's the same system and mask when Caelan switched from bi-pap to c-pap.  Even worse is that there really is no mask that fits Caelan's face properly.  This full face style is a little too long and hangs low on his chins so we're constantly having to adjust it to try and keep a seal.  We have had to tighten the straps so much that it's rubbing his skin raw in certain areas.  He's tried on every single style and size of mask in the hospital.  Apparently there's a huge gap in manufacturing masks for his age group.  When it comes to c-pap most emphasis and money is spent on adult systems, not children.  So if you want to get rich, here's my suggestion to you:  create a bi-pap/c-pap mask that fits a toddler!

1 comment:

  1. Why don't you and Dam come up with a design and we will put you in touch with the manufacturer Braebon!!!

    GOnna call you soon need a fix of real conversation!