Had a bit of a panic yesterday evening. I'm home alone at the moment, having persuaded madam, my wife, to visit our youngest son and his family in Germany. I've been copping okay with some help from some very good friends. Until last night. I was just sitting watching the box and enjoying a glass of wine when I started to feel very breathless. I turned the telly down and realized I couldn't hear the concentrate, I think my nose has got so used to 4Lpm of oxygen blasting up it 24 hours a day I can no longer feel it.
Now the fun started I cant move around much without gas luckily my liquid O2 flask wasn't to far away so after 15 mins or so I was able to investigate. The concentrator is in the hall so off I went and sure enough it had stopped, the strange thing is there was no alarm going off. Tried to turn it back on, no chance. I called the supplier, Dolby Vivisol
Now, I can't praise Dolby enough the operator told me how to test the machine and agreed it was kaput. She told me to connect my self to the emergency cylinder, I hadn't even given it a thought as we keep it under the stairs she then said that either she or an engineer would call back shortly to let me know what was going on. Within ten mins. the engineer rang to say he was on his way and would be with me in 40 mins.
30 mins later there he was with a new machine which set up without any fuss and off he went with my heart felt thanks.
The moral of this tale is. Don't hide your emergency cylinder it may be ugly but when these things happen you just don't function normally.