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It’s a New Year…and better, I hope!

Since last I posted, lots has happened.  First, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. Carly ended up in ICU right before Christmas.  They put her on continuous dialysis to try to pull off all the excess fluid that … Continue reading

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Home Dialysis is old-hat!

Since I last posted, I have become very comfortable doing home dialysis with Carly.  My sticks are getting better and better and giving me fewer problems with the machine. We do still have weird alarms that we have to look … Continue reading

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Home dialysis in full swing

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. … Continue reading

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Is this a day off?

Monday we had no dialysis to do. It is a skip day. Instead we went to the hospital so Carly could get an EGD done. She has this procedure done every 3 months to prevent blood loss in her stomach. … Continue reading

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Graduation and home dialysis!

We finally finished with the dialysis school and had our very first home dialysis treatment Friday.  Carly and I unpacked about a hundred boxes that had been delivered to her home and tried to get the set-up in place for … Continue reading

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Second day of Dialysis School and making treats!

Today was our second day of school and I learned how to set up the dialysis machine to make it ready to use.  I didn’t do it perfect, but I did do it.  Hopefully, with practice I will get better … Continue reading

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Today we are in school!

This is the first day of our learning how to do home dialysis. Hopefully, doing dialysis at home will be easier and better for my daughter. She still has a port-a-Cath in her right chest due to having her fistula … Continue reading

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