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This Week's Carenote - 05/23/08
I am interested in how difficult it is to cruise, travel both in and out of the country with someone on oxygen.

My husband needs it 24/7 and at night with his cpap. When at home he uses liquid oxygen when we are outside of the home and in the house we have the electric concentrators. When we fly we rent the INOGEN which airline's accept. These run on our current not on any foreign current.  What would we use instead of liquid oxygen when we are away from the place we stay? How difficult is it to travel with someone on oxygen? Even on a ship when we would go out of our cabin what kind of oxygen would he use? With liquid he can be away for hours and not need a refill. I am always being negative to any kind of extensive travel because of these issues as I have to do everything and worry about all these things if we should travel. That is not to say we just stay at home we do not. We fly from the east coast to the west 2 times a year and have homes in both places so that all the oxygen equipment is there for us. We went on a day's trip once but I had to take all kinds of bullets of oxygen which is cumbersome and hard to do.

Do you have any suggestions? 
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