Well the training is going to cobber a whole lot of what you as an RN already know. Clean, clean, clean and stay clean.
Besides the staying clean thing they will teach you how to connect to your machine and to your manual…"
"Yes I think people have any number of reasons why they refuse to donate to a stranger. Basically there is nothing in it for them. So they have no incentive to donate a perfectly good organ to a compete stranger.
I think family women in particular…"
"I found some interesting statistics on Kidney Transplants in America. These are from 2014 statistics the newest I can find on line about kidney donation.
Every 14 minutes that go by in America someone is added to the kidney transplant list.
"Kevin you sound confused. If you have 300 people that want to donate a kidney they do not need you to donate an altruistic kidney they can do that on their own so there is no stopping them from donating if they want to.
The protocol your speaking of…"
"Shirley they are going to knock you completely out for surgery. No local for this kind of surgery. They will fill you with air to b*** your stomach up using about 4 small holes and then make a slit above your belly button for the tube and run it…"
"Wow 300 people being tested would cost millions of dollars. Some could be eliminated immediately with health questionaries' and some simply because blood type do not match but imagine the cost to test 300 individuals for one…"
"Wow Diane sounds like you have had a lot going on and still mending. I wonder what the odds are that you would not have altered your blood after all that many transfusions. I think your an incredibly lucky person.
There is just a while lot to this…"
I think we each have our own story and none is exactly the same. That is what I mean by we walk this road alone. We can have friends family and all the medical support in the world but in the end we take the trip alone. Its…"
"Well we are a little more aggressive here in the states and use the Medicare protocol and they start at 30 percent looking at you with a nephrologist and it moves a lot faster after that to tube placement. They do not wait until only 10 percent but…"
"Shirley your next step is dialysis and the sooner you get ether the catheter in your tummy for peritoneal or the fistula in your arm for the hemo dialysis treatment the better. Which ever way to decide to go you need to get on with it so you…"
The theory is a living kidney donor would be a beter match and last longer. That is what the medical field preaches and if you go by statistics they are right. I can not find fault in that. They did a study of 248 people …"
"The trials and tribulations of kidney donation 101.
For those considering donating a kidney to someone else or who are thinking of joining a kidney paring list like I did. I have to tell you right off the bat do not get your hopes up.
"Well congratulations on deciding to do the peritoneal dialysis. I know you have been n the fence fro a while as to which way to go. I am proud for you. Now you have a plan and direction and that will make all the difference in the world with…"
Sorry for my silence but we have had a harrowing ten days or so. on June 20th vaidee's BP shot up like crazy and we had to rush to the ER. They stBilised hom and sent us home on monday. Thursday he went through one more surgery to remove the old catheter and input the new catheter in another place in the sbdomen. This time pain and healing is quite slow.
Middle of next week we go back to the PD clinic for first drain now. Let us see how it works.
I do apologise for this ling silence and not connecting with any of my friends on kidney connect. It has been pretty overwhelming and now that the PD training is over we are battling draining issues. As my husband is on manual exchsnge he drains well in the morning and noon But evening and night is a huge chsllenge. Wonder if sny of you have faced these issues and what wecan do abt it. Help please!!!!