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My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Boy with O2
Without knowing all the facts, but assuming your boy can carry the 4 pound m6 tank in a backpack inside the house with a problem, then it would seem to be a very good idea to let him play outdoors in a safe place.
He should however always be supervised to keep him out of trouble.

In brief: Boy with O2
Without knowing all the facts, but assuming your boy can carry the 4 pound m6 tank in a backpack inside the house with a problem, then it would seem to be a very good idea to let him play outdoors in a safe place.
He should however always be supervised to keep him out of trouble.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Why are the twins trafhed? So far I still believe being able to play outdoors would be important for the kids. Hope they are doing well otherwise.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Quite a challenge but you seem to be doing an excellent job of meeting the cdhallenges. Advise diet be as organic as possible to avoid pesticides etc. Are their any allergies, e.g. allergy to cow's milk? Give vitamin supplements especially vitamin D3 to fight infecdtion and build immunity. Also omega 3 oil helps. check thyroid re: heat intolerance and growth problems. check for allergy.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
If he hasn't played outside while carrying it before, i'd suggest starting with only a few minutes at a time, and building up gradually as his exercise tolerance improves.
Check to make sure the outdoor air quality is good, and an adult should always supervise him, both to ensure he stays safe and to notice if he starts having respiratory difficulties.

In brief: Usually
If he hasn't played outside while carrying it before, i'd suggest starting with only a few minutes at a time, and building up gradually as his exercise tolerance improves.
Check to make sure the outdoor air quality is good, and an adult should always supervise him, both to ensure he stays safe and to notice if he starts having respiratory difficulties.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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