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Rebjane
02-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Just checking to see if the VEST settings get adjusted for age, size weight of child. I will check with our doc next CF visit but my daughter has had her VEST for close to 5 years now and the settings have been the same for a while now. Just wondering if anyone knows.

Thanks

Rebjane
02-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Just checking to see if the VEST settings get adjusted for age, size weight of child. I will check with our doc next CF visit but my daughter has had her VEST for close to 5 years now and the settings have been the same for a while now. Just wondering if anyone knows.

Thanks

Rebjane
02-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Just checking to see if the VEST settings get adjusted for age, size weight of child. I will check with our doc next CF visit but my daughter has had her VEST for close to 5 years now and the settings have been the same for a while now. Just wondering if anyone knows.

Thanks

Rebjane
02-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Just checking to see if the VEST settings get adjusted for age, size weight of child. I will check with our doc next CF visit but my daughter has had her VEST for close to 5 years now and the settings have been the same for a while now. Just wondering if anyone knows.

Thanks

Rebjane
02-24-2010, 09:43 AM
Just checking to see if the VEST settings get adjusted for age, size weight of child. I will check with our doc next CF visit but my daughter has had her VEST for close to 5 years now and the settings have been the same for a while now. Just wondering if anyone knows.
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<br />Thanks

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Do you mean the frequency and pressure and time? With DS we just had a hill-rom rep come to our house with 20 minutes of generic 10-12-14 at a pressure of 5. Based on comments here and talking to some of the other moms locally who go to U of MN and RTs at the hospital last summer -- we've upped the pressure and frequency on our on. Vary the settings, have him cough. None of this was mentioned initially.

We haven't seen the RT at our local clinic in 2-3 years. The one we used to deal with, who was very helpful took a job with the local DME and the new one is never available despite making a point when scheduling the appointment to indicate we'd like to visit with her.

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Do you mean the frequency and pressure and time? With DS we just had a hill-rom rep come to our house with 20 minutes of generic 10-12-14 at a pressure of 5. Based on comments here and talking to some of the other moms locally who go to U of MN and RTs at the hospital last summer -- we've upped the pressure and frequency on our on. Vary the settings, have him cough. None of this was mentioned initially.

We haven't seen the RT at our local clinic in 2-3 years. The one we used to deal with, who was very helpful took a job with the local DME and the new one is never available despite making a point when scheduling the appointment to indicate we'd like to visit with her.

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Do you mean the frequency and pressure and time? With DS we just had a hill-rom rep come to our house with 20 minutes of generic 10-12-14 at a pressure of 5. Based on comments here and talking to some of the other moms locally who go to U of MN and RTs at the hospital last summer -- we've upped the pressure and frequency on our on. Vary the settings, have him cough. None of this was mentioned initially.

We haven't seen the RT at our local clinic in 2-3 years. The one we used to deal with, who was very helpful took a job with the local DME and the new one is never available despite making a point when scheduling the appointment to indicate we'd like to visit with her.

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Do you mean the frequency and pressure and time? With DS we just had a hill-rom rep come to our house with 20 minutes of generic 10-12-14 at a pressure of 5. Based on comments here and talking to some of the other moms locally who go to U of MN and RTs at the hospital last summer -- we've upped the pressure and frequency on our on. Vary the settings, have him cough. None of this was mentioned initially.

We haven't seen the RT at our local clinic in 2-3 years. The one we used to deal with, who was very helpful took a job with the local DME and the new one is never available despite making a point when scheduling the appointment to indicate we'd like to visit with her.

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Do you mean the frequency and pressure and time? With DS we just had a hill-rom rep come to our house with 20 minutes of generic 10-12-14 at a pressure of 5. Based on comments here and talking to some of the other moms locally who go to U of MN and RTs at the hospital last summer -- we've upped the pressure and frequency on our on. Vary the settings, have him cough. None of this was mentioned initially.
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<br />We haven't seen the RT at our local clinic in 2-3 years. The one we used to deal with, who was very helpful took a job with the local DME and the new one is never available despite making a point when scheduling the appointment to indicate we'd like to visit with her.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Liza,

That's exactly what I mean. We have the settings at hz 14 and Pressure of 6. She has been at these settings forever. She does the vest 20 min 3 times a day when well. When sick I up her time to 25 min 3 x a day and try to sneak in an extra vest or manual cpt. But the pressure of the vest I wonder if and when I should adjust it? Right now she is home with a cough and I upped the pressure to 7 and she said it feels about the same. I have just been trying to reevaluate her treatments lately and since she is so tall and her weight is good I feel like these isssues should be addressed.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Liza,

That's exactly what I mean. We have the settings at hz 14 and Pressure of 6. She has been at these settings forever. She does the vest 20 min 3 times a day when well. When sick I up her time to 25 min 3 x a day and try to sneak in an extra vest or manual cpt. But the pressure of the vest I wonder if and when I should adjust it? Right now she is home with a cough and I upped the pressure to 7 and she said it feels about the same. I have just been trying to reevaluate her treatments lately and since she is so tall and her weight is good I feel like these isssues should be addressed.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Liza,

That's exactly what I mean. We have the settings at hz 14 and Pressure of 6. She has been at these settings forever. She does the vest 20 min 3 times a day when well. When sick I up her time to 25 min 3 x a day and try to sneak in an extra vest or manual cpt. But the pressure of the vest I wonder if and when I should adjust it? Right now she is home with a cough and I upped the pressure to 7 and she said it feels about the same. I have just been trying to reevaluate her treatments lately and since she is so tall and her weight is good I feel like these isssues should be addressed.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Liza,

That's exactly what I mean. We have the settings at hz 14 and Pressure of 6. She has been at these settings forever. She does the vest 20 min 3 times a day when well. When sick I up her time to 25 min 3 x a day and try to sneak in an extra vest or manual cpt. But the pressure of the vest I wonder if and when I should adjust it? Right now she is home with a cough and I upped the pressure to 7 and she said it feels about the same. I have just been trying to reevaluate her treatments lately and since she is so tall and her weight is good I feel like these isssues should be addressed.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 11:58 AM
Liza,
<br />
<br />That's exactly what I mean. We have the settings at hz 14 and Pressure of 6. She has been at these settings forever. She does the vest 20 min 3 times a day when well. When sick I up her time to 25 min 3 x a day and try to sneak in an extra vest or manual cpt. But the pressure of the vest I wonder if and when I should adjust it? Right now she is home with a cough and I upped the pressure to 7 and she said it feels about the same. I have just been trying to reevaluate her treatments lately and since she is so tall and her weight is good I feel like these isssues should be addressed.

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Early on I kept bumping up the pressure and the time to half an hour. But he didn't really like it when I increased the frequency. Last year when I was working with some of the other moms on a CF Rummage sale, they were saying how their kids would fall asleep with a frequency of 19? And I was feeling like a BAD mommy! DS does NOT sleep with the vest and early on gave us fits if it went too fast.

Then this summer at the hospital, the RTs had a lower pressure setting, but every 5 minutes would have DS break for a cough and then up the frequency. Which is basically what we do now. Just wish we had one of the newer machines in which we could program it to do all that. I do think the more frequent cough breaks help as well. He's also gotten used to the increased frequency except when playing Clone Wars on the Wii -- makes him shake too much. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Early on I kept bumping up the pressure and the time to half an hour. But he didn't really like it when I increased the frequency. Last year when I was working with some of the other moms on a CF Rummage sale, they were saying how their kids would fall asleep with a frequency of 19? And I was feeling like a BAD mommy! DS does NOT sleep with the vest and early on gave us fits if it went too fast.

Then this summer at the hospital, the RTs had a lower pressure setting, but every 5 minutes would have DS break for a cough and then up the frequency. Which is basically what we do now. Just wish we had one of the newer machines in which we could program it to do all that. I do think the more frequent cough breaks help as well. He's also gotten used to the increased frequency except when playing Clone Wars on the Wii -- makes him shake too much. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Early on I kept bumping up the pressure and the time to half an hour. But he didn't really like it when I increased the frequency. Last year when I was working with some of the other moms on a CF Rummage sale, they were saying how their kids would fall asleep with a frequency of 19? And I was feeling like a BAD mommy! DS does NOT sleep with the vest and early on gave us fits if it went too fast.

Then this summer at the hospital, the RTs had a lower pressure setting, but every 5 minutes would have DS break for a cough and then up the frequency. Which is basically what we do now. Just wish we had one of the newer machines in which we could program it to do all that. I do think the more frequent cough breaks help as well. He's also gotten used to the increased frequency except when playing Clone Wars on the Wii -- makes him shake too much. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Early on I kept bumping up the pressure and the time to half an hour. But he didn't really like it when I increased the frequency. Last year when I was working with some of the other moms on a CF Rummage sale, they were saying how their kids would fall asleep with a frequency of 19? And I was feeling like a BAD mommy! DS does NOT sleep with the vest and early on gave us fits if it went too fast.

Then this summer at the hospital, the RTs had a lower pressure setting, but every 5 minutes would have DS break for a cough and then up the frequency. Which is basically what we do now. Just wish we had one of the newer machines in which we could program it to do all that. I do think the more frequent cough breaks help as well. He's also gotten used to the increased frequency except when playing Clone Wars on the Wii -- makes him shake too much. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Ratatosk
02-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Early on I kept bumping up the pressure and the time to half an hour. But he didn't really like it when I increased the frequency. Last year when I was working with some of the other moms on a CF Rummage sale, they were saying how their kids would fall asleep with a frequency of 19? And I was feeling like a BAD mommy! DS does NOT sleep with the vest and early on gave us fits if it went too fast.
<br />
<br />Then this summer at the hospital, the RTs had a lower pressure setting, but every 5 minutes would have DS break for a cough and then up the frequency. Which is basically what we do now. Just wish we had one of the newer machines in which we could program it to do all that. I do think the more frequent cough breaks help as well. He's also gotten used to the increased frequency except when playing Clone Wars on the Wii -- makes him shake too much. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
We've seen the PT at our clinic twice in the 15mo since Emily was dx'ed. We've talked about how things were going with Emily w/ her vest and how she responded in general more than the settings themselves. It was by becoming informed here however and learning about Dr. Warwick's recommendations (he's the one who invented the thing afterall) that I decided I wanted to change things around. Emily now uses the settings that have been determined to be most successful for her particular kind of vest, and her clinic is fine with that.

It turns out that the settings initially programmed by the HillRom people were the ones found LEAST effective in the studies Warwick did. She still coughed when doing it, but I figured if she was going to use that thing for so many hours I wanted her to get the most benefit she could out of it.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
We've seen the PT at our clinic twice in the 15mo since Emily was dx'ed. We've talked about how things were going with Emily w/ her vest and how she responded in general more than the settings themselves. It was by becoming informed here however and learning about Dr. Warwick's recommendations (he's the one who invented the thing afterall) that I decided I wanted to change things around. Emily now uses the settings that have been determined to be most successful for her particular kind of vest, and her clinic is fine with that.

It turns out that the settings initially programmed by the HillRom people were the ones found LEAST effective in the studies Warwick did. She still coughed when doing it, but I figured if she was going to use that thing for so many hours I wanted her to get the most benefit she could out of it.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
We've seen the PT at our clinic twice in the 15mo since Emily was dx'ed. We've talked about how things were going with Emily w/ her vest and how she responded in general more than the settings themselves. It was by becoming informed here however and learning about Dr. Warwick's recommendations (he's the one who invented the thing afterall) that I decided I wanted to change things around. Emily now uses the settings that have been determined to be most successful for her particular kind of vest, and her clinic is fine with that.

It turns out that the settings initially programmed by the HillRom people were the ones found LEAST effective in the studies Warwick did. She still coughed when doing it, but I figured if she was going to use that thing for so many hours I wanted her to get the most benefit she could out of it.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
We've seen the PT at our clinic twice in the 15mo since Emily was dx'ed. We've talked about how things were going with Emily w/ her vest and how she responded in general more than the settings themselves. It was by becoming informed here however and learning about Dr. Warwick's recommendations (he's the one who invented the thing afterall) that I decided I wanted to change things around. Emily now uses the settings that have been determined to be most successful for her particular kind of vest, and her clinic is fine with that.

It turns out that the settings initially programmed by the HillRom people were the ones found LEAST effective in the studies Warwick did. She still coughed when doing it, but I figured if she was going to use that thing for so many hours I wanted her to get the most benefit she could out of it.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
We've seen the PT at our clinic twice in the 15mo since Emily was dx'ed. We've talked about how things were going with Emily w/ her vest and how she responded in general more than the settings themselves. It was by becoming informed here however and learning about Dr. Warwick's recommendations (he's the one who invented the thing afterall) that I decided I wanted to change things around. Emily now uses the settings that have been determined to be most successful for her particular kind of vest, and her clinic is fine with that.
<br />
<br />It turns out that the settings initially programmed by the HillRom people were the ones found LEAST effective in the studies Warwick did. She still coughed when doing it, but I figured if she was going to use that thing for so many hours I wanted her to get the most benefit she could out of it.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Emily HATED the higher frequencies at first, too. She is used to them now. I think she hated the noise level as much as how they felt; the thing sounds like it will go into orbit and the hoses flap all around (and pop off with really annoying frequency no matter how tight we jam them on.) We now do 6, 8 and 9 hz and then 18, 19 hz. Pressure starts at 8 (the max she can tolerate well) with the lowest frequency and gradually reduces through the session as the hz goes up. We haven't been able to add the 20hz as recommended, she just can't tolerate that yet. Fortunately our vest lets us program our session; up to 8 stages can be programmed in and then it will run through automatically every time; and can be paused at any time for coughing. That way Emily doesn't need me right beside her while she's vesting.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Emily HATED the higher frequencies at first, too. She is used to them now. I think she hated the noise level as much as how they felt; the thing sounds like it will go into orbit and the hoses flap all around (and pop off with really annoying frequency no matter how tight we jam them on.) We now do 6, 8 and 9 hz and then 18, 19 hz. Pressure starts at 8 (the max she can tolerate well) with the lowest frequency and gradually reduces through the session as the hz goes up. We haven't been able to add the 20hz as recommended, she just can't tolerate that yet. Fortunately our vest lets us program our session; up to 8 stages can be programmed in and then it will run through automatically every time; and can be paused at any time for coughing. That way Emily doesn't need me right beside her while she's vesting.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Emily HATED the higher frequencies at first, too. She is used to them now. I think she hated the noise level as much as how they felt; the thing sounds like it will go into orbit and the hoses flap all around (and pop off with really annoying frequency no matter how tight we jam them on.) We now do 6, 8 and 9 hz and then 18, 19 hz. Pressure starts at 8 (the max she can tolerate well) with the lowest frequency and gradually reduces through the session as the hz goes up. We haven't been able to add the 20hz as recommended, she just can't tolerate that yet. Fortunately our vest lets us program our session; up to 8 stages can be programmed in and then it will run through automatically every time; and can be paused at any time for coughing. That way Emily doesn't need me right beside her while she's vesting.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Emily HATED the higher frequencies at first, too. She is used to them now. I think she hated the noise level as much as how they felt; the thing sounds like it will go into orbit and the hoses flap all around (and pop off with really annoying frequency no matter how tight we jam them on.) We now do 6, 8 and 9 hz and then 18, 19 hz. Pressure starts at 8 (the max she can tolerate well) with the lowest frequency and gradually reduces through the session as the hz goes up. We haven't been able to add the 20hz as recommended, she just can't tolerate that yet. Fortunately our vest lets us program our session; up to 8 stages can be programmed in and then it will run through automatically every time; and can be paused at any time for coughing. That way Emily doesn't need me right beside her while she's vesting.

hmw
02-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Emily HATED the higher frequencies at first, too. She is used to them now. I think she hated the noise level as much as how they felt; the thing sounds like it will go into orbit and the hoses flap all around (and pop off with really annoying frequency no matter how tight we jam them on.) We now do 6, 8 and 9 hz and then 18, 19 hz. Pressure starts at 8 (the max she can tolerate well) with the lowest frequency and gradually reduces through the session as the hz goes up. We haven't been able to add the 20hz as recommended, she just can't tolerate that yet. Fortunately our vest lets us program our session; up to 8 stages can be programmed in and then it will run through automatically every time; and can be paused at any time for coughing. That way Emily doesn't need me right beside her while she's vesting.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I was just reviewing the information on Noexuses blog about Warwick and the VEST(thanks Amy) and Warwick does state that vest setting should be looked at yearly to adjust for growth. It also said something interesting about popping off a tube from the VEST to allow for coughing..So I'm giving it a try. Maggie's CF doc won;t be in the office til this afternoon; she needs togo on some antibitoics for sure; she was off the higher dose of bactrim for 3-4 days and her cough is baack. Arg. So, Not sure where to go with this...I hate the month of March; it tends to be the month of zyvox; last year at this time time that is what she needed; we'll see.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I was just reviewing the information on Noexuses blog about Warwick and the VEST(thanks Amy) and Warwick does state that vest setting should be looked at yearly to adjust for growth. It also said something interesting about popping off a tube from the VEST to allow for coughing..So I'm giving it a try. Maggie's CF doc won;t be in the office til this afternoon; she needs togo on some antibitoics for sure; she was off the higher dose of bactrim for 3-4 days and her cough is baack. Arg. So, Not sure where to go with this...I hate the month of March; it tends to be the month of zyvox; last year at this time time that is what she needed; we'll see.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I was just reviewing the information on Noexuses blog about Warwick and the VEST(thanks Amy) and Warwick does state that vest setting should be looked at yearly to adjust for growth. It also said something interesting about popping off a tube from the VEST to allow for coughing..So I'm giving it a try. Maggie's CF doc won;t be in the office til this afternoon; she needs togo on some antibitoics for sure; she was off the higher dose of bactrim for 3-4 days and her cough is baack. Arg. So, Not sure where to go with this...I hate the month of March; it tends to be the month of zyvox; last year at this time time that is what she needed; we'll see.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I was just reviewing the information on Noexuses blog about Warwick and the VEST(thanks Amy) and Warwick does state that vest setting should be looked at yearly to adjust for growth. It also said something interesting about popping off a tube from the VEST to allow for coughing..So I'm giving it a try. Maggie's CF doc won;t be in the office til this afternoon; she needs togo on some antibitoics for sure; she was off the higher dose of bactrim for 3-4 days and her cough is baack. Arg. So, Not sure where to go with this...I hate the month of March; it tends to be the month of zyvox; last year at this time time that is what she needed; we'll see.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
I was just reviewing the information on Noexuses blog about Warwick and the VEST(thanks Amy) and Warwick does state that vest setting should be looked at yearly to adjust for growth. It also said something interesting about popping off a tube from the VEST to allow for coughing..So I'm giving it a try. Maggie's CF doc won;t be in the office til this afternoon; she needs togo on some antibitoics for sure; she was off the higher dose of bactrim for 3-4 days and her cough is baack. Arg. So, Not sure where to go with this...I hate the month of March; it tends to be the month of zyvox; last year at this time time that is what she needed; we'll see.

tmarkey
02-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Hi I have a son who is 7years old with CF. That is a good question. I never thought to ask if it has to be changed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention

tmarkey
02-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Hi I have a son who is 7years old with CF. That is a good question. I never thought to ask if it has to be changed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention

tmarkey
02-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Hi I have a son who is 7years old with CF. That is a good question. I never thought to ask if it has to be changed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention

tmarkey
02-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Hi I have a son who is 7years old with CF. That is a good question. I never thought to ask if it has to be changed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention

tmarkey
02-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Hi I have a son who is 7years old with CF. That is a good question. I never thought to ask if it has to be changed. Thanks for bringing that to my attention

hmw
02-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Popping off a tube is only necessary if you have a vest without a pause setting, I think... the newer ones can easily pause and resume without disrupting the treatment cycle.

eta&gt; yes, Amy's blog has been invaluable for information! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

hmw
02-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Popping off a tube is only necessary if you have a vest without a pause setting, I think... the newer ones can easily pause and resume without disrupting the treatment cycle.

eta&gt; yes, Amy's blog has been invaluable for information! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

hmw
02-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Popping off a tube is only necessary if you have a vest without a pause setting, I think... the newer ones can easily pause and resume without disrupting the treatment cycle.

eta&gt; yes, Amy's blog has been invaluable for information! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

hmw
02-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Popping off a tube is only necessary if you have a vest without a pause setting, I think... the newer ones can easily pause and resume without disrupting the treatment cycle.

eta&gt; yes, Amy's blog has been invaluable for information! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

hmw
02-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Popping off a tube is only necessary if you have a vest without a pause setting, I think... the newer ones can easily pause and resume without disrupting the treatment cycle.
<br />
<br />eta&gt; yes, Amy's blog has been invaluable for information! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Mommafirst
02-25-2010, 07:05 PM
We were told that it is important for the setting to vary throughout the treatment (changing the mhz on the VEST) to target different parts of the lungs (faster hits the smaller airways, slower hits the larger ones -- or vice versa). The pressure is a comfort issues and depends on the size of the child. We just upped Alyssa's from 3 to 5 on the recommendation of our RT because of her age and growth.

HTH

Mommafirst
02-25-2010, 07:05 PM
We were told that it is important for the setting to vary throughout the treatment (changing the mhz on the VEST) to target different parts of the lungs (faster hits the smaller airways, slower hits the larger ones -- or vice versa). The pressure is a comfort issues and depends on the size of the child. We just upped Alyssa's from 3 to 5 on the recommendation of our RT because of her age and growth.

HTH

Mommafirst
02-25-2010, 07:05 PM
We were told that it is important for the setting to vary throughout the treatment (changing the mhz on the VEST) to target different parts of the lungs (faster hits the smaller airways, slower hits the larger ones -- or vice versa). The pressure is a comfort issues and depends on the size of the child. We just upped Alyssa's from 3 to 5 on the recommendation of our RT because of her age and growth.

HTH

Mommafirst
02-25-2010, 07:05 PM
We were told that it is important for the setting to vary throughout the treatment (changing the mhz on the VEST) to target different parts of the lungs (faster hits the smaller airways, slower hits the larger ones -- or vice versa). The pressure is a comfort issues and depends on the size of the child. We just upped Alyssa's from 3 to 5 on the recommendation of our RT because of her age and growth.

HTH

Mommafirst
02-25-2010, 07:05 PM
We were told that it is important for the setting to vary throughout the treatment (changing the mhz on the VEST) to target different parts of the lungs (faster hits the smaller airways, slower hits the larger ones -- or vice versa). The pressure is a comfort issues and depends on the size of the child. We just upped Alyssa's from 3 to 5 on the recommendation of our RT because of her age and growth.
<br />
<br />HTH

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Thank you for all the responses; I feel like some of this stuff i just figure out on my own or from you guys. Maggie's Vest is definately making her cough and I have been playing with the frequency a little bit. I feel bad because I had just left the settings alone and it's like her VEST is more passive than with her "working" with her VEST.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Thank you for all the responses; I feel like some of this stuff i just figure out on my own or from you guys. Maggie's Vest is definately making her cough and I have been playing with the frequency a little bit. I feel bad because I had just left the settings alone and it's like her VEST is more passive than with her "working" with her VEST.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Thank you for all the responses; I feel like some of this stuff i just figure out on my own or from you guys. Maggie's Vest is definately making her cough and I have been playing with the frequency a little bit. I feel bad because I had just left the settings alone and it's like her VEST is more passive than with her "working" with her VEST.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Thank you for all the responses; I feel like some of this stuff i just figure out on my own or from you guys. Maggie's Vest is definately making her cough and I have been playing with the frequency a little bit. I feel bad because I had just left the settings alone and it's like her VEST is more passive than with her "working" with her VEST.

Rebjane
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Thank you for all the responses; I feel like some of this stuff i just figure out on my own or from you guys. Maggie's Vest is definately making her cough and I have been playing with the frequency a little bit. I feel bad because I had just left the settings alone and it's like her VEST is more passive than with her "working" with her VEST.