Dialysis Update For the Week of July 26 – August 1, 2020

Tuesday

Dialysis didn’t cause any problems during treatment even though the machine alarm kept going off every few minutes. My catheter was being a little finicky, but I got through therapy at 12:30 PM. A nurse put Cathflo in my catheter after treatment to break up the clotting (if any) to allow treatment to be successful. I had to recline, sit still, and be quiet.

Thursday

Dialysis went smoothly, and I got hooked up before 9 AM and out the door shortly after 12 PM. On a rare occasion, I get hooked up before 9:15 AM. The center seemed abuzz of patients, technicians, and nurses today. 

There is always something happening in the three pods, but today the day seemed smooth sailing for everyone. 

I found Thursday to be a good day. 

Now I need to do better with my fluid intake. I have been three to five kilos over my goal weight this week. That is a little disappointing, but I know I can do it. I have to do better. Yes, the summer months are warmer, and I get thirsty for more water. I can do this.

Saturday

Today was a perfect dialysis day for me. I am still four kilos over my goal weight. 

Yes, I am disappointed. With this being my last treatment for the week, I am determined to drink the allowed fluid of thirty-four ounces. I have to be very serious from this day forward. Maybe Gatorade will help me.

There is a technician I like. She is such a sweetheart. She is twenty-two years old, and she had trained for three months before she got the go-ahead to work with patients. She does a fantastic job. I do not mind being her guinea pig, LOL