cough assist

  1. R

    What to do when PALS is choking?

    My wife has started choking more frequently — usually on liquids, but sometimes on grainy food. I don’t know what to do in theses cases. She continues to cough for a long time. We have used the cough assist with some success, but have not yet used the suction device. She gets a bit panicked and...
  2. T

    Question about life if a cure is ever found.

    It's been a while since I have checked in. Life for my son and myself, as caregivers, is almost unbearable. My PALS is totally paralyzed from neck down. He has a feeding tube and is on a ventilator. He seems a little more depressed lately. Still doesn't sleep well at night so my son and I...
  3. M

    My PALS is getting a cold-help!

    My husband seems to be coming down with a cold and I have no idea what to do. This is the first illness he has gotten since diagnosis a year ago. He is on a feeding tube and a bipap at night (12-14 hours). Last time it was tested his breathing was around 50% (don't have raw numbers). He has a...
  4. A

    cough assist plus vest really helping

    the hospice nurse arrived just after my daily vibrating vest treatment followed by cough assist. She was amazed at how clear my lungs sounded. We are able to remove lots of mucous after the treatment and I strongly believe it is buying more quality time. it took time in the beginning with lots...
  5. NothingButLove

    My universe is most likely coming to an end...

    I really, really wanted to be an active member on this forum. Around September of last year, my wife has wanted me by her side all the time. The depression, stress and physical fatigue brings me down. The lack of sleep just destroys me. I just couldn't find the time... I've seen posts saying...
  6. N

    The Only working hand getting very stiff

    Hi first time on a forem my sister has MND/ALS. Was 3 years diagnosed last October. Her only remaiing limb that works is her right hand, she has no arm movement just her hand, her fingers are so stiff, she can hardly move them . her breathing is very shallow, we use cough assist machine every...
  7. affected

    Cough assist

    These are almost unknown for ALS in Australia. I have a friend PALS who needs one and they are being told that you must have diaphragm strength and they are only a very short term solution. The PALS is having some distressing episodes where he cannot cough and I'm unable to get any help...
  8. K

    Cough Assist T70 - Like new

    CoughAssist T70, 110V - includes SD Card, Hose Clip, Air Filter, 6 Foot Patient Circuit, Adult Large Mask, AC Power Cord and Carry Case. Bought it in Feb 2015 from VitalityMedical for $3900, for my dad. Tried it exactly 3 times. He never liked it and we didn't ask him again. Now he doesn't need...
  9. E

    Panic Attacks - Medicine

    Everyone, thanks for the continued sage advice on all topics. Hubby dx in 2013; now wheelchair/recliner bound, trilogy non-stop. Having some what I have deemed to be panic attacks. Comes on if he thinks he's not getting enough air or he gets upset about something. Neuro has prescribed Xanax...
  10. W

    Respironics cough assist

    Respironics cough assist CA-3000, used, good condition, purchased in 2011. $500/best offer.
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