Well, I have been sick with a head cold for about 10 days now. I thought I had successfully avoided giving it to the DW. Never thought I would be thankful for the hundreds of face masks and bottles of anti-bacterial soap and sanitizer I go through prepping her for dialysis.
However, she woke up this morning with a sore throat and cough.
I will get over mine just in time for her to give it back to me. Seems fair.
The 4,000 dollar CT scan last Friday showed the catheter in the right spot
, so her pain during dialysis is most likely from a bruised/stretched intestine and will get better over time.
I have all the repair manuals for my GMC 2500HD sierra and they finally came in handy. I used them to raise the dialysis machine about 10 inches above the table. This reduces the suction some during the drains and she says it hurts less. I seem to recall our 800 dollar 1973 encyclopedia Britannica finally becoming useful when the couch leg broke, too.
Well, that's it for now. Blood work again tomorrow and we will see if her diet needs to be adjusted. We ramped up her protien and potassium.
I may need to cut back on the Gentleman Jack; then again, maybe not...