Breathing Issues -- Update
If you check my last thread on this, you can see where I was.
Since that post, I was given supplemental oxygen through the bipap because of continuing desaturations at night.
A couple weeks ago, I noticed that the bipap machine did not seem to be changing to the inhale pressure 100% of the time. It was really flaky at first, only occurring once or twice before I fell asleep. But it did pose the question that if it was happening before I fell asleep, how often was it happening WHILE I was asleep?
Going back and forth with my DME provider and having numerous problems with them not believing me, we have finally determined that my breathing is too shallow for these machines to recognize that I'm inhaling, thus not switching to the inhale pressure.
A visit to my doctor, along with supporting information from my DME, has resulted in an order being written to switch me to a ventilator. Apparently, my diaphram muscles are weakened enough that I require more sophisticated, and possibly more invasive, help than the regular cpap and bipap machines can provide.
Are we having fun yet?