James’ decision to start NIV early

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James’ decision to start NIV early

"Starting early is helping me get used to it for when I need it more in the future"
- James

Meet James, his wife Steph and their family. When this video was made James had been using NIV for about 8 weeks.

James’ breathing changes were detected early on, after telling his care team that he had been yawning a lot in the daytime. Tests showed that his breathing changed at night.

For James it was a quick decision to get started. After discussing it with his respiratory nurse, they both felt it would be good for him to get started straight away. This meant James could take his time to gradually build up and get used to it before his symptoms progressed.

James was surprised at how small the machine was. The respiratory nurse explained in detail how to use it and he felt confident to take it home and get started.