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Old 10-21-2015, 05:36 PM   #451
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Still hoping there is a "Lockheed Fix" and the catheter starts working again.

If not HHD is the way to go. I was told it uses about 17 gallons of water per treatment (plus the supplies) and it will take a minimum of 6 weeks for her port to heal enough to use it. That means a temporary portal for clinic Hemo until the fistula heals.

Lots to think about.

The nurses think it may be a large blood clot blocking the catheter and the tried to flush it this afternoon (4 hours working on her) with a "clot buster" drug similar to the one used for strokes. We will know more tonight if that was sufficient to continue with PD for the time being.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #452
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I hope her cath clears also.

But 17 gals is way off. I am a BIG boy and i use 40 liters of dialysate. Thats about 10 gals. It depends on her prescription which depends a lot on her size.

Whoever said size is like large copier is correct. And the portal you mention, yes it needs 6 to 8 weeks to heal and enlarge to start using. Then it will enlarge more and run at faster flows. But they can install a chest cath in the meantime

And BTW if you are not comfy doing in home there are clinics all over. Travel coordinator at home clinic can arrange a spot
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Thoughts & prayers form Beth and I, we also really need to plan a get together soon!!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:20 PM   #455
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Initial drain tonight shows large clots coming out.
Believe it or not, this is a good sign. Time will tell.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:01 PM   #459
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At 10:40 EDT tonight I got home from the hospital and need to be back at 6:30 tomorrow.

She had surgery tonight to have her PD catheter replaced and a chunk of her Omentum removed that had been blocking it. The surgery last Friday was supposed to cure the intermittent clogging by tacking up the offending piece of Omentum but another just slid into its place and jammed up the works good.

The planned 30 minute "peek and flush" turned into a close to 3 hour ordeal where the Omentum that could even remotely get in the way and the old plugged catheter were removed.

Our girl is in a bit of pain and is in a horrible mood.
(Half German, half Polish) go figure.

I really feel sorry for the nurses and doctors who have felt her ire.
(Though some have earned it!)

18 hour "advocate" days are starting to wear on me, but with any luck at all she should be home to recover tomorrow night. PD to start again next Monday (unless she needs it sooner - there is a special PD protocol for PD before the catheter is fully healed).

She is not taking calls from family yet so if you have her number please don't call. I will post when she is feeling up to chatting.

The surgeon is pretty happy with the new catheter placement and feels very confident it will work as advertised (but time will tell). It looks like we ducked the Hemodialysis bullet this time. With luck we will get the call for a new kidney before we need to do a repeat of this last 10 days.

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, Laura and I really do appreciate them and we want to let you all know they did the trick.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Hopefully they will find a match soon.
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