- Sep 29, 2006
My husband's pulmonologist wants to put him on a Bipap machine...he is at 30 percent lung capacity right now. Anyway, we went for the sleep study and it was absolutely the worst night of our lives. He simply couldn't tolerate the mask at all...had a panic attack and I had to give him additional Zanex (sp?). Also dosed him heavily with Tylenol PM and additional Benydryl, and even then, he only slept a total of maybe 3 hours that night, and it was very restless sleep at that. He had horrible leg and hand spasms all night and moaned with every breath. My fear is this: if he can't use a bipap, what happens now? We haven't talked to the pulmonologist yet, but I thought I'd see what you guys had to say...any thoughts? I'm getting pretty scared now...but still trying to maintain the most positive attitude possible. Looking forward to your comments....thanks for always being so helpful...this is a GREAT forum!