Posts from the “Health” Category

Looking for a Kidney

Posted on February 15, 2017

We had our first meeting with the Tampa General Transplant Department today. It was, very informative. We had a class, met with our transplant coordinator, social worker and financial coordinator. Lots of questions asked and answered. They know pretty much everything about Barry, except for his kindergarten teacher’s name. Everything went well today. So far, there doesn’t seem to be anything that will hinder Barry getting a transplant. He just has a lot more testing to go through. We will get a call in about a week to schedule our next round of meetings. That will be meeting the doctors and getting a list of all the testing Barry will have to complete. We also learned more about the Living Donor process. Long story…

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Delivery!

Posted on December 17, 2016

It’s official, our house is now like a lil health care clinic. Yesteryear we got the delivery of everything we’ll need for dialysis for the next month (or two). It look like it will be even longer before we get the guest bedroom up and running. That room is now our supply room!

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PD Training – round 1

Posted on December 15, 2016

This week we’ve been training how to do the dialysis manually and we’ve passed! B will start doing it at home starting tonight. Next week, we will start the training on the machine. In the mean time, our house is starting to look like a hospital room. We’ve got an IV pole, gause, tape, masks, and tomorrow we get a shipment of more medical supplies! All in all, it’s going quite well. It’s just going to take some time for us to get used to our new normal.

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Immigration & Dialysis

Posted on December 7, 2016

Fun times! Who wouldn’t just love to go through more immigration stuff while being on dialysis? But really – We just filed to remove conditions on Barry’s green card. He was granted a conditional two year green card after we were married. Now we have to show proof that we are a legitimate couple. This is going to be another long process, meaning it could take up to a year to hear back from the government. So, fingers crossed! On the dialysis side of things, the hemodialysis going quite well. He’s got the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule and with the exception of him having to wake up extremely early, things are good. Hopefully, next week they will start the training for the peritoneal and…

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