Rent? Wow. Good idea, actually. We have always taken ours with us, but we've never gone overseas with a cpap machine - previous trips were BC - Before CPAP.
You m may have to check with a local medical supply house (if you live in a place that is maybe 100,000 population and up, maybe smaller towns?). I know we recently had an issue with my husband's machine and so Apria gave us a loaner machine - but they could not give him the humidifier because of sanitation laws (they were assuming he would use his own mask & hose.).
Depending on where you are going and how good the water supply is, you might be able to just detach your humidifier component and just take your main machine? I don't know all the models everyone has. But my DH and I have similar models - mine is REMstar Respironics by Phillips and I think DH is ResMed? But they both are about 8-9" at widest with the two components attached... So if we took the tank off and left it at home, it would be literally half the size.
You said you were going to Europe, so hopefully you could get decent water if you did take one with humidifier. I have thought that If I were going back to Egypt (neither of us were on CPAP when we went back then, 12 years ago), I'd likely NOT take humidifier with me... water cleanliness just was nearly impossible to guarantee, even bottled water. I had a water filter that supposedly got 99.9% and we still struggled with digestive system. It's already pretty hot even in fancy hotel. I don't know if humidifier would cook hot enough to kill the cooties... Eh oh!
Hope you can find out something? How much time before you leave?
Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 1/14/2013 (19:10)
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