Friday update

Posted on November 25, 2016

B had the procedure for the PD catheter this morning. Everything went swimmingly.

While he was still numb/knocked out from the anesthesia, they also removed the emergency port they put in and replaced it with a longer lasting one. He’ll be using this one for the hemodialysis he’ll get while the catheter is healing.

Speaking of which, the hemodialysis schedule will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30am. I have a feeling he will be a cranky guy on those days as that’s a bit early for him.

That said, it looks like he will be released sometime tomorrow if all goes well. He is going to get one last round of dialysis here tomorrow and if everything looks ok, we can go home.

Now, for his family members who may be wondering about how he did with the anesthesia, they are treating him as though he has malignant hyperthermia. He has not been tested for it, but the hospital and his doctors are all aware there is a family history.

All in all, everything is looking up!

Our next big task when he gets home will be to start getting the paperwork together for immigration. That’s right, it’s time for us to venture back into that and “remove conditions” on his green card. Fun times!



Posted on November 23, 2016

On the list for today is getting a unit of blood and a round of hemodialysis.

His red blood count is a tad low. The main goal will be to try to boost it up so that he can actually have the procedure done Friday.

Other than that, all his labs are in a decent range for him.

He is going to be doing hemodialysis for the foreseeable future. As of right now, we don’t know what the schedule will be. The doc is trying to work all of that out.

Right now, he’s still in ICU. There’s a possibility he may get moved to a regular room late today. It just depends on how things go.


Rough Night

Posted on November 22, 2016

So last night…

It was rough to say the least. Most of you are aware now that B is back in the hospital and not for the surgical procedure that was planned for today.

I brought him to the ER last night because he just wasn’t “right” when I got home from work.

It turns out his potassium levels “were not compatible with life.” He actually coded/went into cardiac arrest. CPR and a few shocks later he was back.

He’s been admitted to ICU and underwent emergency dialysis last night.

Today he’s much better. He’s awake and joking. Physical therapy had him up and Walking the halls.

His big thing right now is bragging about how he died first and that it was a good sleep. Go figure!

He’s just going to be chilling for the rest of today and possibly do another round of hemodialysis tomorrow. It’ll depend on his labs. We are also still going to see about getting the catheter for the peritoneal dialysis. But in the meantime he will be doing hemo.