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Pernille
03-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Hello everyone, I am the mother of a daughter aged 11 who has CF. We are Danish and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In Denmark, an airway clearance vest is not something doctors recommend, let alone talking about as a good way to loosen mucus from the lungs. My daughter uses her pep mask and do some exercise, but there is so much mucus in her lungs that I'm looking for other options that can help her. Can you recommend to use the vest and if so, what vest should we choose? If you have any other advice you can give me in ways to help her clear her lungs I'm all ears.

Thanks

Pernille
03-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Hello everyone, I am the mother of a daughter aged 11 who has CF. We are Danish and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In Denmark, an airway clearance vest is not something doctors recommend, let alone talking about as a good way to loosen mucus from the lungs. My daughter uses her pep mask and do some exercise, but there is so much mucus in her lungs that I'm looking for other options that can help her. Can you recommend to use the vest and if so, what vest should we choose? If you have any other advice you can give me in ways to help her clear her lungs I'm all ears.

Thanks

Pernille
03-20-2011, 05:59 PM
Hello everyone, I am the mother of a daughter aged 11 who has CF. We are Danish and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
<br />In Denmark, an airway clearance vest is not something doctors recommend, let alone talking about as a good way to loosen mucus from the lungs. My daughter uses her pep mask and do some exercise, but there is so much mucus in her lungs that I'm looking for other options that can help her. Can you recommend to use the vest and if so, what vest should we choose? If you have any other advice you can give me in ways to help her clear her lungs I'm all ears.
<br />
<br />Thanks

valshingle
03-21-2011, 02:33 AM
I have no idea if you can get this in Denmark or if you have insurance to cover it, but I highly recommend the Respirtech EnCourage vest. Unfortunately, I believe it retails for about $14,000 US dollars. It does come with a guarantee and the company has been wonderful to work with. We also use the Acapella device for airway clearance when the vest isn't practical.

Good luck!

valshingle
03-21-2011, 02:33 AM
I have no idea if you can get this in Denmark or if you have insurance to cover it, but I highly recommend the Respirtech EnCourage vest. Unfortunately, I believe it retails for about $14,000 US dollars. It does come with a guarantee and the company has been wonderful to work with. We also use the Acapella device for airway clearance when the vest isn't practical.

Good luck!

valshingle
03-21-2011, 02:33 AM
I have no idea if you can get this in Denmark or if you have insurance to cover it, but I highly recommend the Respirtech EnCourage vest. Unfortunately, I believe it retails for about $14,000 US dollars. It does come with a guarantee and the company has been wonderful to work with. We also use the Acapella device for airway clearance when the vest isn't practical.
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<br />Good luck!

AleksandraKaczynska
03-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Hi, I live in Poland.
Here also the doctors don't recommend the vest however we can buy
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153">http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153</a> vest.
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
">http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
</a>It's expensive but they have a good program to help you buy it and get part sponsoring. At least for us - I guess there must be some programm likewise in Denmark.
But the doctors recommend the Acapella or Flutter and such, hand airway clearance and excersize and sports. We have never tryed the vest so I can't tell you wether it's effective.

AleksandraKaczynska
03-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Hi, I live in Poland.
Here also the doctors don't recommend the vest however we can buy
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153">http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153</a> vest.
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
">http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
</a>It's expensive but they have a good program to help you buy it and get part sponsoring. At least for us - I guess there must be some programm likewise in Denmark.
But the doctors recommend the Acapella or Flutter and such, hand airway clearance and excersize and sports. We have never tryed the vest so I can't tell you wether it's effective.

AleksandraKaczynska
03-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Hi, I live in Poland.
<br />Here also the doctors don't recommend the vest however we can buy
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153">http://richtermed.pl/oferta.php?pn=153</a> vest.
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
">http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Worldwide.asp
</a><br />It's expensive but they have a good program to help you buy it and get part sponsoring. At least for us - I guess there must be some programm likewise in Denmark.
<br />But the doctors recommend the Acapella or Flutter and such, hand airway clearance and excersize and sports. We have never tryed the vest so I can't tell you wether it's effective.

tjohnston
04-08-2011, 02:28 AM
The RespirTech company will work with you on the amount. It retails for over 14,000, but I know they will sell it for less. The website is respirtech.com

tjohnston
04-08-2011, 02:28 AM
The RespirTech company will work with you on the amount. It retails for over 14,000, but I know they will sell it for less. The website is respirtech.com

tjohnston
04-08-2011, 02:28 AM
The RespirTech company will work with you on the amount. It retails for over 14,000, but I know they will sell it for less. The website is respirtech.com

Cbegley
01-16-2012, 09:00 PM
If you don't have an acapella you could always buy some balloons for your daughter and have her blow them up about 15 times, it is good exercise for the lungs, and might make her cough a bit so she can get some of the mucus up that way.

Cbegley
01-16-2012, 09:00 PM
If you don't have an acapella you could always buy some balloons for your daughter and have her blow them up about 15 times, it is good exercise for the lungs, and might make her cough a bit so she can get some of the mucus up that way.