Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Mother Ship Has Landed!

There it is...our little tank of oxygen! I guess it hold like 75 lbs of liquid O2...seems a little extreme for the tiny tiny wiff of air Kate is getting. When we put the cannula up to our nose...we can hardly even feel it., the Respiratory Therapist came out to show us how to use it and how to fill our smaller portable tank. He has encouraged us to use the "big tank" when we are home as to minimize waste from the smaller tank. So...we now have 50 feet of tubing running throughout our house! We're not quite sure how this is going to work out..especially with a 3 year old also..but we're willing to give it a try.

The ironic thing is that once we fill the portable...he told us we should go ahead and finish using up the O2 in the portable tank...and right now, as long as the weather is nice...I'm sure we'll be leaving the house for walks everyday....and the portable holds about 20 hours of O2?? we use the portable or the big tank...and just to add...this portable tank isn't the MOST portable thing I've toted around...especially with a fragile baby in my arms also!

Hmmm...sounds a little too confusing to me. I'm just glad with the amount of O2 she is getting we have plenty and don't have to worry too much about waste and running out of oxygen.