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Old 04-23-2014, 06:52 AM   #71
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Prayers up for both of you!

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:29 AM   #72
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Good news. Sounds like excellent progress with a very positive attitude... very inspiring to all. We'll keep the thoughts and prayers coming. Hopefully we'll get to meet you and Laura on the road... Gettysburg maybe ??

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:49 AM   #73
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Thoughts and prayers to Laura and Lou from California

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:04 AM   #74
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Glad to hear you will be back on the road again. It will be interesting to see how you reconfigure the rig.

Of course the good news is out of the hospital and y'all will be happy trailings again.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:29 AM   #75
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I had a friend with the same system. They spent the winters in a condo in FL and would stop at motels along the way and take the equipment in with them. So, yeah, it is portable.

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Old 04-23-2014, 09:03 AM   #76
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God has watched over you two for many many years, and He will continue for many more.
My prayers for understanding, assurance and to the recovery point of His will. Not an easy road, but a road that you two can travel together as one, and so you shall. Please include Bella as much as possible, for your baby is a large part of your family and a true companion.

May The Lord shower your family with Blessings in these trying days.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #77
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Laura Update:

Second dialysis went well (but painful) and her surgery for the Peritoneal Portal also went well. A scare in recovery when she would not wake up from the anesthesia (3 hours in recovery), but she never turned down an opportunity to take a nap. Her blood chemistry is still a mess, but they hope it settles down when the dust clears.

One more blood dialysis tomorrow and the neck catheter comes out; never to return. Next week she starts her Peritoneal Dialysis (and my training).

Why ANYONE would choose the blood dialysis over the PD I will never know.

Other than a slight (VERY slight IMO) burden on the caregiver, there is nothing but PRO's for the patient. MUCH Lower cost (less than 1/3 the cost of blood dialysis), NO pain after the portal is in, more closely resembles actual kidney function, level blood chemistry (no ups and downs), stay home, can travel ANYWHERE in or out of the country, normal life, swimming, hot tub, CAMPING, etc.

NONE of that with blood dialysis.

The PRO is that caregiver gets to drive to and from the dialysis center every three days; drop the patient at the center; go to a bar for 4-6 hours; pick up the patient and drive home.

The CONS are all patient related. There are no PROs for the patient.

And YET in the USA 85% elect the blood dialysis, even though Peritoneal Dialysis has been around for over 25 years.

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:18 PM   #78
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Get well prayers from North Carolina.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:22 PM   #79
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Prayers going out from Northern Virginia.
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You and Laura are still in my prayers.


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