Dialysis Update

I will not ever doubt a tech or a nurse ever again regarding dialysis and a patient’s catheter—my own.  Although Cathflo was put in on Saturday after treatment, the dialysis tech found a clot in the arterial/red line while prepping to put me on the machine.  I was asked to cough a couple of times. … Continue reading Dialysis Update

Dialysis Update

I am a very happy patient.  Dialysis went very well today.  I got in my chair, and Tr, the technician, called the catheter prepped for being hooked up, and the machine did not have any issues with my catheter.  I was impressed and happy.  Red on red and blue on blue was the key today. … Continue reading Dialysis Update

Dialysis Update

My second day of treatment for the week has started a little rough.  Dialysis did go, but the first ten minutes of treatment, there was a clot in the catheter on the venous side/blue, and it took a male technician to get the clot out after a female technician did her best at getting the… Continue reading Dialysis Update

Dialysis Update

I am sitting here at dialysis this morning, thankful for a treatment.  Dialysis is only a few days before I move to my new apartment, so here I am, allowing God to handle things right now.  I know I repeated myself.  My catheter can be touchy at times, but today’s treatment was satisfactory.  I saw… Continue reading Dialysis Update

Dialysis Update

Okay, I have been discouraged in the past about how my catheter gets clogged/clotted.  Today I got frustrated for a few minutes.  The nurse had to put Cathflo before being hooked up because one side wasn’t pulling or pushing.  We waited for thirty minutes before being hooked up and having two and half hours to… Continue reading Dialysis Update

Life’s Day

Dialysis Update – Dialysis went smoother than Saturday, but the catheter was running at a slower speed again for a while.  I got through treatment fine.  God is being allowed to control my destiny at this point.  The techs and nurses know what they are doing, so I will leave it up to them.  I… Continue reading Life’s Day

Dialysis Update

Life at dialysis continues to go smoothly this week. Today, the lines needed to be blue on red and red on blue, but I got dialyzed in three hours and fifteen minutes without too much havoc. I moved enough a few times, so the machine beeped its dislike of my movements of the arms. Sorry,… Continue reading Dialysis Update

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A Lot of Thought

Dialysis Treatment — I will not argue how dialysis went today — all week — even though I didn’t have treatment on Tuesday. Today I went in at 95.3 kilos. I have to admit that I drank more fluid yesterday. I left at 92.1 kilos this afternoon at 12:30 PM. Treatment went fast even though… Continue reading A Lot of Thought

Dialysis Treatment

Dialysis treatment went well today. I got in early and out early to wait for my ride, who was DKF. She just got done with her client and was with me for a while before heading to her treatment at SSM Health/Dean Clinic and Hospital. She has cancer cells causing sores on her body. DKF… Continue reading Dialysis Treatment