We had another doctor’s appointment today. Turns out B’s kidneys are declining faster than we expected. He went from 10% at the beginning of October to 6% today. Because of this, dialysis is neigh.
After looking at the pros and cons of they types of dialysis, B decided on peritoneal dialysis. It’s one that he’ll do nightly. We’ll have a machine set up and it’ll work while he sleeps. While it will be a daily thing, it’ll be the one that least impacts his life, mainly meaning that he can continue to work.
He has a surgical consultation on Monday to get the process started. First he’ll need to get a catheter in is stomach. He’ll wait 2 weeks to heal before the dialysis will start. During this time, we will be taught all the ins and outs of the what, when, where, and hows of the machine he will have and the process.
All in all, we are looking at him starting at the end of November, beginning of December.
Once we get him up and going on this, we will start tackling getting him referred over to the transplant team and getting him listed. It’s just one thing at a time. *