Oh ur welcome Sparky! That's what ur new family is here for!!! Anytime u need us please know that someone from this family will be there for u!!!! I've had to usexd them a few times myself! LOL!
Happy you're home. Wow, good hospital food. That's unusual.
Keeping you in my thoughts.
Glad you are home. Hopefully your renal diet won't be too bad. I know that they often limit protein, but I'll be interested in whether they give you the low fat mantra as well.
Thanks for sharing your story with us! I appreciate you telling us about your experiences!
Thank you Sparky for keeping us up on how you are doing. You and your family are very special and it is very nice of you to keep us up to date. Sorry you are feeling itchy. I hope that there is some kind of tape you can use that you are not allergic to. Yesterday I put a bandana on Suri and somehow this morning it is gone. I think that she is telling me that she doesn't care for wearing bandanas. She hid it too, who knows, maybe she doesn't like the color red! You are always in my thoughts and prayers, take care, and be on the look out, I am sending a lot of positve vibes your way, get ready to catch them.
Hi Sparky. I have some fondness for hospitals. When I had an operation they hooked me up to an IV-glucose machine, and a few hours later diagnosed my diabetes! That explained a lot.
After using the pump for a few years, I'm allergic to tegaderm and latex. I hope they find an adhesive for you that works very soon. Be sure to make an issue of it, you shouldn't have to deal with an itch. Like the others, I'm glad that you're home again -- and best luck with those jumping dogs!
Sparky, I'm so glad your hospital stay wasn't too bad. We are the ones who owe you and your family thanks for sharing your journey with us and for showing us what grace under fire truly looks like. You and your wife are amazing people who manage to bring joy to others even as you go through a difficult time.
I'm interested to hear what the dietician tells you about the renal diet.
P.s. Thanks for always making us smile. :)
dear Sparky, thanks for posting, you are part of the family here, and I appreciate your blogs and updates on the dialysis process. I am also curious about the diet. please post only if you feel up to it, we understand.
Sparky,You are such an inspiration to me and to all of us here on Tudiabetes. You and your wife are kind-hearted, strong , and faithful. You ALWAYS have positivity and courage to share, even when going through difficult health situations. Glad you are home from the hospital. Keeping you in my prayers and my heart.
Sparky- The thanks goes to you for taking us on this journey of yours. We appreciate the info that you are sharing even though it is personal and somewhat painful for you. Now you will have to "talk" to your dog about jumping on you !!
Ditto what everyone else said, you are amazing!
As for the dog thing, I put a "spell of invisibility" on my tubing when I got my pump over a year ago, and my cat hasn't noticed/bothered it yet. Now if I could do the same with my nose and chin which she likes to nibble occasionally (lovingly of course!)
Oh Sparky, you are so dear to all of us, and I love the wonderful comments you've gotten here from people I am proud to call my friends.
I do recall that big square of tape they put over the catheter site. But, certainly you are not the only patient who has had this problem. There must be alternatives. Demand that they try something else. Talk to the nephrologist, nurse and technicians and do not suffer in silence. As a medical consumer you have the right to be as comfortable as possible. Maybe when they start using your arm they can use that flesh colored meshy stuff that sticks to itself. (I always keep mine after a blood draw and use it to hold up my tomato plants).
How 'bout wearing a tight fitting tshirt at home to hold the tubing in place. We wouldn't want the pups to feel neglected.
Good luck tomorrow.