Full of Questions today!
Question: What is the difference between using just straight oxygen alone & using a Cpap?? Can one get by on just oxygen for a period of time (3 or 4 months??) Is there real danger in this and what would be some of the dangers?? (He tested in the severe range but thay are not "central".)
Dr. has started cerical C1,C2 & the movement of cranial plates which are so messed up you can look at him & see it. Very well could be the root of the apnea problem, also closed head injury & physical disabilities which are degerating rapidly. In the 3 appointments that he has had he's increased 2 1/2" in ht., nightly violent nightmares have stopped & he hasn't gotten dizzy or passed out once. I know this is a good thing but there's a catch, a serious gap that needs to be bridged. They say the mask straps are wrapping the area they are working on and are going to be counter productive to the movements they do on the neck & plates. He may need to make a choice
The Cpap has done nothing for his tiredness & confusion even at perfect or near perfect readings for one solid year now. I just did a post on a mask issue and a possible softer mask and Cap gear to see what people thought of those products.
We know there are not solid answers but we want to go into this decision considering all possibilities.