Addressed My Concerns

I have spoken to Dr. A about my concerns.  He understands my concerns and informs me that my catheter is not a big problem and what does happen to the catheter is doing fine.  We need to tweak the catheter a little bit to allow it to do what it needs to clean my blood properly each time I come in to have treatment.  He has made some adjustments to the heparin maintenance in the machine as well as in the catheter and no matter the circumstances of my catheter pulling well or not the medicine called Cathflo will be added to my catheter every Thursday and Saturday as the doctor has instructed.  It is very important that the catheter works well through treatment and if there is more adjustments needed in the future modifications will be done.  I have asked him about an Aspirin regimen, and he agreed to it along with my Warfarin dosage.  Okay, my concerns have been addressed.  More details about my day later.

            Dialysis was done but I had to be taken off for an hour to allow Cathflo to work before being hooked back up because my blood decided to clot the machine again.  No big deal as the heparin dose was wrong anyway, and when they hooked me back up, the right dosage of heparin was used along with the bolus dose.  I was able to finish the treatment today.  At the end of treatment, I ended up getting a dose of Cathflo in my catheter.  It was a rough, but do-able day.

Addressed My Concerns

I have spoken to Dr. A about my concerns.  He understands my concerns and informs me that my catheter is not a big problem and what does happen to the catheter is doing fine.  We need to tweak the catheter a little bit to allow it to do what it needs to clean my blood properly each time I come in to have treatment.  He has made some adjustments to the heparin maintenance in the machine as well as in the catheter and no matter the circumstances of my catheter pulling well or not the medicine called Cathflo will be added to my catheter every Thursday and Saturday as the doctor has instructed.  It is very important that the catheter works well through treatment and if there is more adjustments needed in the future modifications will be done.  I have asked him about an Aspirin regimen, and he agreed to it along with my Warfarin dosage.  Okay, my concerns have been addressed.  More details about my day later.

            Dialysis was done but I had to be taken off for an hour to allow Cathflo to work before being hooked back up because my blood decided to clot the machine again.  No big deal as the heparin dose was wrong anyway, and when they hooked me back up, the right dosage of heparin was used along with the bolus dose.  I was able to finish the treatment today.  At the end of treatment, I ended up getting a dose of Cathflo in my catheter.  It was rough but doable day.