trilogy

  1. Male heights/target volume

    Male heights/target volume

    For each male height on the left, especially [but not only] if your Vt setting is outside the range shown in the 3 righthand columns, and you are not comfortable on BiPAP, Vt may need adjustment. Other settings may benefit from adjustment as well. PM me.
  2. Female heights/tidal volumes

    Female heights/tidal volumes

    For each female height on the left, especially [but not only] if your Vt setting is outside the range shown in the 3 righthand columns, and you are not comfortable on BiPAP, Vt may need adjustment. Other settings may benefit from adjustment as well. PM me.
  3. K

    FVC 27%

    I apologize in advance. The search engine seems to be having issues; so if there are already threads on this, I couldn’t find them. We just went to the ALS Clinic in Houston, TX. My husband’s FVC is now at 27%. I’m trying to get an understanding of what this means in his progression. He...
  4. W

    Trilogy discomfort in end stage

    Hey all, We're having tough days. My mom's breathing issues have increased and she's really uncomfortable and short of breath. We're giving her morphine to try and help with a little success. But the real issue is that she's stopped tolerating her Trilogy today - every time we put it on her...
  5. K

    Thoughts on When to Get Hospice

    My PALS and I have decided to use hospice when the time is right. He uses a Trilogy about 17 hours a day, does not want to be trached or have a PEG. He is able to eat whatever he wants (with the help of water to wash it down), he transfers from scooter to chair/commode but anything he does is...
  6. K

    Trilogy Settings with Progression

    My PALS has been using a Trilogy for the past year. His latest FVC was 26%, with MIP at 20 and MEP at 32. We can tell his weakening muscles continue to affect his breathing, just since Clinic in February. He had some issues with air hunger at night and increasing EPAP from 6 to 8 took care of...
  7. D

    Trilogy in Hospice??

    I recall seeing a couple of posts saying hospice is not a possibility if one is on a BiPAP or CPAP. Is that correct.
  8. ReginaS

    breathing difficulties

    Hi all, My PALS describes that he has the feeling that the air passages in his head (above throat) are not staying open but collapse or close when his head is in certain positions. Do you know what is happening? He is uncomfortable lying down, elevated lying on one side is OK - on the other...
  9. chally

    Dry eye

    Does anyone have this issue? The perfect storm of atropine (mucus) Benadryl (sleep) our heating system, learning how to stay hydrated with feeding tube plus slight air leak of my trilogy mask going right to my eyes. Another sh*t storm side adventure to the nightmare. I use lots of eye drops...
  10. Jamesgol

    How much Trilogy?

    I've had a Trilogy 100 for a month, even though I have no problems breathing. When they tested me a month ago, I was at 90 and 64. But they kept having me blow over and over until I finally blew one under 50, which qualified me for the Trilogy. The RT came to my home and setup the Trilogy. She...
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