Nebulizers What To Do When You Lose Power-Life Saving

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If you or someone you know has mentioned nebulizers what to do when you lose power is a very frightening thought or feeling. I was up in Salt Lake City, Utah over the holidays, and when I am up there I like to stop by Goal Zero in Bluffdale, Utah, and see my awesome friend, James. I like to see all the new things available, and I love their customer service employees.

They go above and beyond helping me with my questions. I really like to know the ins and outs of how things work.  I wanted to try out my Goal Zero YETI 400 solar power source on some young girls who use a nebulizer, Jenna, and Avery who are sisters. I did a YouTube for you as well so you can see how the solar power source works. Jenna is 11 years old and has had asthma since she was a baby. Avery is 5 years old and has asthma as well. Elaine mentioned to me how concerned she is if the power goes out, so I asked her if I could show her how to use some solar power from a Goal Zero YETI 400 with her nebulizers.

This is Jenna above with her mouth piece using the nebulizer using zero electricity,  just solar power from the Goal Zero YETI 400.

I asked their mother, Elaine, to explain how a nebulizer works:

“My girls use a nebulizer whenever their asthma flares up, or when they have any respiratory problems restricting their breathing. This could be something as simple as a mild cold, but for someone with asthma, it can quickly turn into pneumonia because their lungs just aren’t as strong and can’t clear out the obstructions. The nebulizer works by delivering liquid medication (Albuterol is what we use) in vapor form directly into their lungs and it helps open up the airways so they can cough easier and breathe. When we need it, it takes about 10 minutes to disperse the medicine and is repeated every 4 hours. We typically are doing this every 4 hours for a few days when we are doing it.”
This is Avery using her mouth piece with the nebulizer. All solar power from the Goal Zero YETI 400! Here is the nebulizer using only solar power in action:
Nebulizer- What To Do When You Lose Power | via www.foodstoragemoms.com
If you have concerns about powering CPAPs check this out: CPAP’s and Sleep Apnea post by Food Storage Moms
Here’s to having power whenever we need it! Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected.

9 thoughts on “Nebulizers What To Do When You Lose Power-Life Saving

  • January 11, 2014 at 7:59 am
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    One of my biggest concerns Linda! Thank you for giving us other options than a generator!

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    • January 11, 2014 at 11:27 am
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      Hi Lisa, you can actually use a smaller Goal Zero one but this one is my favorite because I can do other things with it. Like watch DVD’s in a power outage to help distract people from their surroundings if only for a few hours. Glad it helped you! Hugs! Linda

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  • January 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
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    I use a CPAP and hubby rigged mine up to use a car battery for when the power goes out. I’ll have to look into this solar thing…didn’t know there were other options out there. Thanks.

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    • January 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm
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      Hi *Mickey, if you live near a Costco sometimes they have awesome roadshows on some Goal Zero solar systems. I glad your hubby new what to rig up for you! That is awesome! Linda

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  • January 13, 2014 at 10:52 am
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    This is awesome! I’ve actually been looking into getting one of these for months to go with our emergency preparedness! We have our food storage in order, I have a nice pile of antibiotics, but the thing I worry about most is how on earth do we stock up on albuterol for our girls with asthma!?! If the poop hits the fan and we run out, she sure won’t last very long. 🙁 If I ask the doctor for a ton of refills because I want to store it she will probably say no and think I am nuts…do you have any suggestions?

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    • January 13, 2014 at 11:11 am
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      Natalie, I really understand your dilemma because you are not the first one that has emailed me on this question about extra medicine/prescriptions needed. I would ask you doctor if it is possible to get at least a 90 supply if your insurance will pay it and you can afford the co-pay. I do not have health insurance so I did ask my doctor for a certain prescription that I could get if I need it refilled. I do not know how long the Albuterol storage life is….that is a big concern. I have read where some….some I am saying antibiotics last 5-10 years past their expiration dates. Start with your doctor….all doctors can see what is going on all around us as far as ice storms, hurricanes, etc. Let me know what they he or she says. Do not ask the front desk….sometimes they are so busy and do not understand our concerns. The next time you go to the doctor voice your concerns. I hope they listen. God Bless you, Hugs, Linda

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  • January 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm
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    Thank you! I will do that. *fingers crossed*

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  • September 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    thanks for the info I am having a dilemma now I just got out the emergency room with a horrible asthma attack get home and the power goes out due to hurricane Irma. So I’m In My car with a car charger on my nebulizer !! Smh couldn’t make this up if I tried but my charger in my car is not enough Volta so it will only allow me to take a treatment for 10 minutes 7 at tops ! So I will be investing this. Thanks again

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    • September 12, 2017 at 6:05 am
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      HI LaShanda, oh I’m so sorry to hear you had a bad asthma attack, oh my gosh. I hope you are okay now. Power outages are not good for people who use CPAPs and Nebulizers. Linda

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