Posts tagged “surgery

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.…

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Surgical Consult

Posted on November 16, 2016

In order to do the peritoneal dialysis, B has to have some hardware installed. We had that surgical consult yesterday. It is an outpatient procedure and it’s scheduled for Tuesday November 22nd. It will take a few weeks to heal. During that time, we will get schooled on the ins and outs of how to do the dialysis. All in all, short, sweet and to the point.

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