We have your basic Nellcor pulse ox--we attach the sensor to Nathan's foot, plug him in, turn on the machine and hear the audible beeping...I love the audible beeping because I know exactly what all the sounds mean. My question is this: now that Nathan is getting older we'd love to move the machine out of his room so he can sleep without the beeping. I just can't imagine it's good to sleep with that constant beeping. I know he's used to it, but I want it out!! Do they ever give remote pulse oximeters to home health patients? In the hospital it was silent by his bed but it beeped at the nurses station. I don't want to run a big, long extension cord out of his room because I don't want him messing with it when he starts to move around more.
Nathan is 7! Trached at 2 hours old--laryngeal atresia. Double stage LTP 5/26/06, double stage LTP 1/23/09 and single stage LTP 4/21/09. Airway has restenosed, but we're still trach free 9/2012. Ding dong, the trach is gone!!