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Old 07-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #201
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Herk Thanks for the update Y'all are in our Prayers.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #202
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:32 AM   #203
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Great News, Thanks for the update, Ours Prayers are with you as always....



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Old 07-07-2014, 07:33 AM   #204
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Final loading for the Rally this weekend is in progress.
We can not wait...
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:12 AM   #205
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... We discovered a new Mod for the cycler when traveling and the PD nurses are going to spread the word through their channels.

Also invented a way for her to use a hot tub and swim with it...
Now THAT sounds like Herk! Tinkering, improving, documenting, and getting the word out. Watch for details at a Herk-brary near you.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:36 AM   #206
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Now THAT sounds like Herk! Tinkering, improving, documenting, and getting the word out. Watch for details at a Herk-brary near you.
YOU da man!

Thanks for holding her Goshen supplies till we get there. Will be ordering them today (after her month order gets here - no sense confusing them).

Was more like "re-purposing" items to solve problems.

Since when staying at a beach condo (planned in late August) and at our friend's house involve bedrooms too far from the bath to use as a drain, we found we can use a 24 hour urine collection bag as a sealed drain and it holds her drain contents perfectly so she can travel to places she could not before (or with "25 feet of extension hoses" that run along the floor all over the house!).

The other "re-purposed" idea involved using a colostomy stoma seal used for patients with that system for showering, to completely cover her portal, hose and valve so she can swim in a pool or even use a hot tub (normally prohibited). The seal is completely waterproof and disposable.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:58 AM   #207
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So, our first trip with the dialysis machine (starting Friday) is off to a rocky start:

Storms went through and we lost power to the house about 9PM.

Gave them an hour to get it back on, but with the DW on home dialysis, I could not wait much longer to get her and all her (pre-set up ) equipment moved to the camper; get the generator powered up and connected; open it up and set it up as we would be camping (thus weekend! ) all the while in 90 degree 100% humidity and the dog freaked out from the heavy thunder. Been a while since she was this bad and we could not find her medicine!

Plans for today completely shot as we did not get much sleep while trying to work the bugs out of the dialysis set up I had planned to do in daylight! Turns out the rubber seal on the shower door compresses the drain tube enough to turn on the "slow drain" alarm every 15 minutes till I figured it out.

The unit, plus TWO 5 liter bags of dialysate, and all the filled connecting hoses are heavy!

The PD nurse trainer's advice for this situation (yes, I did ask during training - which shocked them as no one had ever asked before) turned out to be wrong.

They said the machine had a battery that would hold everything for two hours in the event of power failure was incorrect. Turns out no battery and I had to re-run the entire setup checklist to get the machine caught up to the point where she gets connected (when the power failed). Had she been connected, I have no clue as to what would have happened. Call to the manufacturer going out today.

Can't wait for Friday. Luckily, one of our PD nurses and her husband will be camping at the campground just down the road from us this weekend.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #208
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So, our first trip with the dialysis machine (starting Friday) is off to a rocky start:

Storms went through and we lost power to the house about 9PM.

Gave them an hour to get it back on, but with the DW on home dialysis, I could not wait much longer to get her and all her (pre-set up ) equipment moved to the camper; get the generator powered up and connected; open it up and set it up as we would be camping (thus weekend! ) all the while in 90 degree 100% humidity and the dog freaked out from the heavy thunder. Been a while since she was this bad and we could not find her medicine!

Plans for today completely shot as we did not get much sleep while trying to work the bugs out of the dialysis set up I had planned to do in daylight! Turns out the rubber seal on the shower door compresses the drain tube enough to turn on the "slow drain" alarm every 15 minutes till I figured it out.

The unit, plus TWO 5 liter bags of dialysate, and all the filled connecting hoses are heavy!

The PD nurse trainer's advice for this situation (yes, I did ask during training - which shocked them as no one had ever asked before) turned out to be wrong.

They said the machine had a battery that would hold everything for two hours in the event of power failure was incorrect. Turns out no battery and I had to re-run the entire setup checklist to get the machine caught up to the point where she gets connected (when the power failed). Had she been connected, I have no clue as to what would have happened. Call to the manufacturer going out today.

Can't wait for Friday. Luckily, one of our PD nurses and her husband will be camping at the campground just down the road from us this weekend.
Lou your a man of steel buddy!
Takes a lot of heart soul and dedication!
You keep up the good work and reassure Laura you've got it handled!
We're thinking about you!
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Should be much better by the weekend.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #210
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Good luck this weekend you are having a lot of issues and managing them well, I can't imagine the emotional stress you must be under.
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