Posts from the “Health” Category

Six Percent

Posted on November 9, 2016

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…

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Pneumonia, High Blood Pressure, Renal Failure

Posted on October 9, 2016

On October 3rd, B went to the walk in clinic for a cough. He was referred to the ER because of extremely high blood pressure. We then found out he had pneumonia. They ran test after test to try to find the cause of his abnormally high blood pressure. With those tests, we found out the shocking fact that he’s in Stage 5 Renal Failure. What? Yeah, that was our reaction too. Turns out that his kidneys have been hoarding an antibody for quite a long time. And by long, I mean roughly 15 years. Turns out that even if he had known about it, there’s nothing that could have been done to reverse it. It’s kind of that blessing in disguise – he…

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