melissa1974 wrote:So, should I push for a chance to try to use the Hybrid, or keep going with the Liberty, since I did have a good night with it last night?
I know I could look on cpapauction.com for a hybrid and buy one for myself, but I am lucky in that I have good insurance and get replacement parts (cushions, nasal pillows, headgear, etc.) on a regular schedule through my DME, and they are 100% covered. So I want to make sure that they know which mask I am using, so that they send me the correct parts. If I buy myself a hybrid and love it, then I will have keep buying all of the parts.......right???
Unless you're under a time constraint re: switching masks, I'd keep using the Liberty. It takes time to adjust any mask properly, and it sounds like you're getting there now with the Liberty.
My recent experience with replacement supplies: When I began therapy, I had an M Series Plus machine. Last June, I bought the M Series APAP. I've been getting replacement supplies from the DME all along (hoses and filters). Both of those M Series machines use the same sized filters. I bought my BiPAP Auto SV last month (which is similar in appearance to the older Respironics "tank" style machines and takes a much larger filter than the M Series machines do). When I ordered my replacement filters this month, I asked for the ones that fit my new machine, and that's what they sent me (even though I bought the ASV out-of-pocket, and the DME has no record of me having it).
Re: replacement supplies for a mask you purchase on your own? I would call and ask your DME what their policy is. To be frank, I was (pleasantly) surprised that my DME didn't hassle me over the different filters for my new machine.
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Dx 11/07: AHI 107, central apnea, Cheyne Stokes respiration, moderate-severe O2 desats. (Simple OSA would be too easy.
PR S1 ASV 950, Hybrid mask, F&P 150 humidifier, O2 @ 2L.