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MRSJOH
04-23-2009, 09:05 AM
yeah after a month or so (lost count we are out? and home last night!!!

anyone have a great, a bit more quiet suction machine?

my husband found this one
http://www.specialty-medical.com/DV-7305P-D.html


Devilbiss
Devilbiss DV-7305P-D Portable Vacu Aide Suction Machine
Model # DV-7305P-D
Our Price: $284.95
List Price: $496.00

anyone ever try it? the home med gave us one but it is old, loud and heavy

JWorthington
04-23-2009, 11:45 AM
Oh no, the noisy Devilbiss! This would not be my choice - we used to have one, but managed to switch it for the clario
http://www.amazon.com/Medela-Clario-Homecare-Aspirator-Version/dp/B000JUVNCK

it's much quiter and incredibly light!

Julie

Niff
04-23-2009, 12:15 PM
We have 2 of these. They're VERY loud. I don't have much a problem with it, though. It works well aside from the noise. We just put it under Mackenzie's crib to drown out some of the noise. Sometimes it startles her and sometimes it doesn't.

saywhatyouwill
04-23-2009, 01:55 PM
yeah if you keep the bag shut when you switch it on it isn't so bad. i personally haven't found them to be all that reliable - both of our machines seemed to lose their suction for no apparent reason.

have a look at the other thread on suction machines: here's the link (http://www.tracheostomy.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19879)(if i did it right).

Kaylie
04-23-2009, 02:33 PM
Hi,
Yes they are loud but they do have a great battery life and suction power

KJKK8437
04-23-2009, 02:36 PM
We found that Alex became very accustomed to the sound -- so much so that wall suction at the hospital scared him. He didn't know what people were doing and he wouldn't hold still. If I turned on the Devilbiss, he held very still so someone could suction him. And, if I turned it on when he was struggling, he relaxed because he knew we were coming to help.

It can weaken its suction if the cap gets wet, so it is important to keep it upright.

Niff
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
We found that Alex became very accustomed to the sound -- so much so that wall suction at the hospital scared him. He didn't know what people were doing and he wouldn't hold still. If I turned on the Devilbiss, he held very still so someone could suction him. And, if I turned it on when he was struggling, he relaxed because he knew we were coming to help.

It can weaken its suction if the cap gets wet, so it is important to keep it upright.

That's really interesting how kids get accustomed to certain things. I hope Mac learns that suctioning is her friend. :)

lynn
04-23-2009, 05:16 PM
It is loud, but not as much so as our big one for the bedroom, I take it everywhere, and the battery lasts for a long time, we also have the car adapter for it- this is the portable one the DME gave us.
Joseph actually stops fussing when it is turned on because he knows he will be suctioned and feel better. I usually turn on before I even wash my hands so he settles.

kadiera
05-06-2009, 09:27 AM
Niff -

We've had good luck lately doing signing before suctioning. I've been using the sign for "suck (http://signingsavvy.com/search.php?search=suck)" when I tell Alexander it's time to suction, and he doesn't startle when we start the pump now :)

I just posted a follow up on our quest for a 2nd suction machine, and the new deVilbiss is terribly loud compared to the clario, but the clarios are hard to find....