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JohnHMich

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My wife is still using a walker for short trips. So we packed that along with her power wheelchair for a socially distant snowbirding in New Mexico. We took her Trilogy NIV, the cough assist, and a raised toilet seat. When we arrived, we were able to reconfigure things so that she could sit-stand from the couch, move around with the rollator, and get to the dining table. We bought a shower bench. The challenge was the bed. It was half the height of our home frame. After a week of using the gait belt to get up from the bed, my wife had a brainwave. I used to use bed blocks to tilt the bed to help with acid reflux. Why not use those to increase the height. Luckily bed bath and beyond has 7 inch bed risers that make up the difference! Works perfectly. The next challenge is dealing with the water reservoir for the NIV running dry in the middle of the night.
 

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There are some tips for the Trilogy humidifer in this thread, though not all of them will apply to a temporary home. In particular, I'd clean anything you can clean, tweak the humidification settings, and try to adjust the temp/humidification in the room to better match up.

Stay safe and have a good time.
 

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Well done, have a great time together!
 

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Good for you, John! I hope you and your wife have a wonderful winter break!
 

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Good for you! Enjoy your trip--and keep thinking creatively!
 
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