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Seth and Hannah's Mom
07-10-2004, 11:41 PM
I was wondering if anyone had a child who is currently on the HT50 ventilator? My son Seth is currently on the T-Bird. He is going to have a trial run on the HT50. I am concerned about the way that the curcuit works at the connection to the trach. He loves to sit up and play and the curcuits are always getting in the way!!
08-30-2004, 04:32 PM
I am on the HT50 and it is a fantastic ventilator. In fact, I came to this board to find out how to fight our insurance because they are forcing me to switch to a inferior vent that I can't breathe on! I am 18 and in a wheelchair with trach and GJ tube 24 hr feeds. I am a very active person as well. We solved the circuit problem by simply cutting it. You can cut it to any length you want. Just make sure you calibrate (sp?) the circuit. The vent can roll on a stand or it is small enough and light enough (less then 10 lbs, I think about 5)that you could put it in a rolling suitcase.
My favorite things about the vent:
The internal battery lasts up to ten hours. We actually did a battery test while I was on it and stopped at 7 hrs with about 10% power left.
Volume delivery- It delivers volumes beautifully. It compensates for back pressure, breathes slightly bigger/maintains volumes when I cough, and breathes past mucus while alarming to let my parents know I need suctioned
Emits no heat and is very quiet
Portabilty- small light weight
Durability- This thing does not fail. It will take a beating and keep running-literally. It has been dropped from 10 ft and kept running. Mine fell of the back of my chair and kept running-not even missing a breath.
Very simple to run-no code needed to change settings.
There are many other advantages but these are my favorites.
I hope I was helpful and put your mind at ease!
10-29-2004, 09:59 AM
We're switching to the Newport before Thanksgiving. Donovan only uses it at night so the activity thing is not an issue for us. We also are on the T-Bird. It's been very reliable, but not very practical for traveling. I would never call 35 lbs portable. Yeah, a whole house can be moved, but I wouldn't call it an RV. We are looking forward to taking some trips with it soon. The battery deal is great too because it goes 10 or so hours on an internal battery. It's all self-contained. Let us know how it goes. I haven't seen the circuits yet, especially with the heated humidified part.
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