29 April 2012

Respirionics Profile Lite Mask

Back then - so upset with the full face mask

 Three years ago, Vera tried on her first mask ever. I remember it vividly. We were at the hospital and the nurse took out the Respirionics Profile Lite. It was supposed to be the most suitable nasal mask to use as a full face mask for paediatric patients. But she hated it. We left the hospital with no mask solution.

The Respirionics Profile Lite (L size)
Today, at 4 years of age, we find ourselves back where we started, but in a good way. Vera is switching to the said mask, as her Resmed Mirage Micro which we absolutely love, is now barely able to cover her mouth and nose. Alas there is no bigger size of that. 

We've been slowly weaning her into the new mask, and this time, there isn't a hint of resistance. She knows whatever it is helps her sleep. 

For Vera, I will do anything to get her the best of what she needs. Perhaps because she can't tell me if something's comfortable or not for her. 

So here's our configuration: 

1) Mask - Respirionics Profile Lite (remouldable gel)
2) Headgear - SleepNet cap-style pediatric
3) Tubing - Breas, very soft, light and flexible
4) BiPAP - Breas iSleep 25

We hope to get her used to this mask soon. Because we'll soon have to sort out her other current issue - Reflux. And that might involve surgery for a re-fundoplication.