Monday, August 3, 2009

Nothing New Just The Same

Nothing new to report at the moment. It’s still the same craziness that has been going on for a week now.

Last week my heart rate went way up and my blood pressure went way down. All three treatments it did that.

I don’t know what the problem is.
It may be me not eating enough. It may be I’m still not on the 15. Maybe the 18s are only good for a treatment or two but not as a permanent dialyzer.
I don’t even know if they ordered the 15s yet or not.

On Saturday we shut off the UF (that’s what removes the fluid) early. But my pressure stayed low and my heart rate stayed high even when we weren’t taking any fluid off.

Those two things should have stabilized especially since they gave me saline and I had a juice.
That kind of tells me it’s not about my dry weight.

It always happens in the last hour, hour and half. I suggested trying to take most of the fluid off early and then I could coast the last part.
One of the nurses thought that was a good idea.
I haven’t heard anything else about it.

I really hope this week goes a lot better.

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