When we used this setup, we were told to NEVER run it at 50 psi (the highest it would go). We usually ran it around 20 I believe. The guage on top of the water bottle seemed to make a big difference not only in noise level but in determining if she would get soaked or just stay moist. As I recall it had markings at one time but they rubbed off quickly. We had it barely open. We added O2 in closer to the trach mask when it was required, about 8 inches from it. Always remember to keep the drain bag lower than the level of the child's trach. Have you ever tried just using a HME? They make them with an O2 port i think. Will your insurance repair or replace the ultrasonic setup? Good luck. Deb
Grateful thorns have roses
24 weeker now almost 11 years old and in third grade!
trach-decanned for good in 2008, gtube, asthma, CP, MR, GERD, latex allergy, osteopenia, aplastic cerebellum, ADHD/OCD, 60 lbs of humor and fiest, 4'4" tall, patient at Shreveport Shriners Childrens Hospital,, and I may be leaving something out but she is happy and growing and the light of our lives! DECANNED 6-17-08