My OH has been issued with a concentrator, and six cylinders for going out, and taking to bed, recommended 1and half to 2 lpm on both. the cylinders don't seem to last very long, It seems to me that he is panting rather than breathing,( but then I'm healthy so I don't know how he should feel) I try to do pursed breathing with him to slow the rate down but he can't follow me for very long then he starts to pant again.Tony of the Malvern Hills, you seem to be so layed back about the oxygen thing Do you have IPF or Copd? OH has IPF with some unpronounceable variant Hyper something.
Was I mistaken in thinking the oxygen would work miracles? he gets very depressed when out of breath,I'm hoping not to have to hide the Oromorph at a later stage.He seems fine when sat in a chair, driving the car,(without the oxygen) but totally out of it when doing anything requiring effort
.Any ideas please which doesn't involve cliffs and edges! Hope you are all having a good breathe today AL