We have almost made it through this whole week doing dialysis at home and by ourselves. We have had to call Jo a couple of times to fix a problem, but we have handled all of the issues by ourselves. I don’t much care for the chair Carly is using as it sits really low and my back hurts when we get done. Even sitting on a foot stool doesn’t prevent the ache in my lower back from bending so low. I can’t wait for her to get her real dialysis chair delivered so she will be more comfortable and it will sit higher up so my back will be happy too.
The other problem we have been having is when we stick her arm. She complains that the needles hurt in her arm after about an hour or an hour and a half. Twice we have had to stop early because she was in such pain. Her arm looks like someone has beat it up and left it for dead.
The bright side of home dialysis is that we can do it when we want to and make dialysis fit into our schedules more easily. It also is much more gentle on her and so she is not quite as tired and worn out after treatment finishes. Today, after treatment she went out to the store and shopped.If you have a spare 5 minutes, go to this site and watch the video. Put your name and email into the page and watch your team grow like a miracle.