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Friday, August 19, 2011
Much, Much Better
The pediatric C-Pap mask I ordered off the internet arrived yesterday, and I was thrilled to find it was a nice, tiny size. The nasal portion fits over his nose and doesn't overlap onto his mouth. The head net is the right size for a small four year old, and the hose is on a swivel so that it doesn't bother Nolan as much in his sleep (the other mask had the hose in a fixed position on his forehead). Nolan kept this mask on for most of the night - he knocked it off when he got an air leak near his eyes. Still, he is getting much more time with this mask than the other one.
I know the need for a CPap at the age of three or four is pretty rare, but if anyone needs a good mask, the Respironics Child Lite mask is the one to go with. We got ours from Cpap.com for $99.
The only "negative" is that this mask makes a little more noise than the others (the other masks are silent), but I'll take some noise if the mask actually fits!
The next step will be to get Nolan to keep the mask on throughout the entire night. That actually seems like a possible feat, since we have a mask that actually fits the little guy.