My Equipment

Pictures Coming Soon My Pulse Oximeter: The oximeter or pulse ox machine measures the amount of oxygen in my in my blood and my heart rate. It is a little piece of tape that goes around my toe and it doesn't hurt at all.
  My BiPAP Trilogy Machine: The BiPAP blows air into my lungs and then releases the pressure so I can exhale out. It expands my lungs and gives me a break from working so hard to breathe.
  My Cough Assist Machine: My Cough Assist helps me cough all the yucky stuff out of my lungs. It has a small mask that covers my nose and mouth. It pushes a certain amount of air into my lungs and then quickly sucks the same amount of air out. It simulates a cough because my muscles are too weak to do this on their own.
  My Suction Machine: When I use my Cough Assist, my suction machine sucks the yuckies out of my mouth. It also helps me get the boogers out of my nose, since I can't blow my nose.
  My Feeding Tube & Feeding Pump: Because of weak muscles I can't swallow properly without some of the liquid or food going into my lungs. I have a small tube going into my stomach that is hooked up to my feeding pump throughout the day. I get all my nutrition through this tube.
  My AFOs: These are my AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthotics). They help keep my feet nice and flat so that my feet can go in shoes! I don't mind wearing them.