Cruisin with the Real"s

Cruisin with the Real"s
Joe and Nancy Grand Cayman 10-07

Loma Linda Medical Center

Loma Linda Medical Center
Where the magic happens........

Saturday, November 29, 2008

D- Day ( Dialysis that is )

With creatinine reaching 6.4 the decision was made to begin dialysis. This first session lasted 2 hours and extracted 2 liters of waste fluids. For the next 2 days the sessions will last for 3 hours each. Post dialysis Nancy experienced a tightness in her chest, angina and tachycardia. This sounds like but was not a heart attack. It was due to fluid and electrolyte shift and a pericarditis probably due to edema. Medical response was swift and effective and Nancy recovered quickly.
Nancy feels that as soon as one thing is addressed another pops up. She is anticipating recovery but as you would expect she wants to get on with it.
As Rosanadana once said " if it's not one thing it's another. "

1 comment:

Cliff & Karen said...

Nancy & Joe, we can only imagine what a struggle this has been hour by hour, and day by day for you. Always remember that you have a team of friends and family rooting for you, praying for you, and keeping you in their thoughts. Stay strong and try to keep your spirits up! THINGS WILL GET BETTER! We love you, Cliff & Karen

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