"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…"
"Shirley either dialysis will help you with the kidney failure. It is hard for me to say which way is best for you. I kind of think with older people hemo may be the way to go as it is a regiment set by the clinic and you go in every 3 days and…"
"syWell most doctors at ;least here in the states get you into the program at around 30 GFR or slightly less. The idea is that they want to get you while you have some kidney function left especially if you might be a candidate fro a transplant. The…"
I have posted on this subject several times in the past explaining the two different types of dialysis both procedures for Hemo-dialysis and peritoneal dialysis so the information is there if you want to take a look at it you can go…"
"Kathleen It is a little hard to tell with such limited information on you.
First off are you on dialysis now and if so what type?
Wight gain can come from a whole lot of reasons such as depression, improper diet or in some cases even the dialysis…"
"Let me rephrase that they deliver to Canada. One site says they deliver international and another says they do not so you would have to call their toll free international number and ask them if they deliver to your location. I would think that some…"
There is a place called Magic Kitchen that delivers frozen meals to kidney patients especially designed for stage 3 and 4 kidney failure. As long as you have a microwave you would be all set they do the work for you. You simply pop it…"
"Danielle, Leaking protein into urine can be many things but most often it shows an inability of the kidney to process the protein content in the bladder effectively so it spills out into your urine and down the drain. Often times it is a side…"
Sorry your sister has to go thru such an intensive testing just to donate. I ran into the same issue with a donor that is wanting to donate a kidney for me. We do not match blood types so she is doing the paring thing but they have to be…"
"Louise the following is a guide line fro Kidney biopsy's. Not sure which your having done so I posted both types.
The most common type of renal biopsy is called a percutaneous biopsy, or a renal needle biopsy. For this procedure, a doctor…"
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!!!!