Why is it necessary to have a support team?

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Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

Post by Okie bipap » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:13 pm

If the moderator was responsible for keeping threads on track, she wouldn't have time to do anything else and her poor little pugs would starve to death. :lol:

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Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

Post by HoseCrusher » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:04 pm

I think a support team is absolutely essential.

However there is no guarantee of success even if you have excellent support. Sometimes the body doesn't cooperate.

We have a friend who in spite of having an excellent support team as well as an excellent team of medical professionals just transitioned from stage 3 to stage 4 kidney failure. While the future doesn't look bright, we will continue to be part of the support team and wonder if there was more that we could have done.

I am optimistic about the outcome of all of this and I try to make my optimism contagious.

On the positive side, the sleep machine and mask issues have all been resolved giving a high probability of having a restful sleep.

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Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

Post by tlohse » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:41 pm

Support teams are a must for us hose heads. You can’t just deal with this on your own.

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