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And.. Update. Crap.

And just after posting my last entry I checked on my mom, and it turns out that apparently some of the tests didn't go as hoped, and she just got a port put in to start on dialysis. Well, fuck.

This... worries me. I'm not going to pretend it doesn't. First because it's going to be a further disruption of all our lives, which none of us need, especially my mother, and second because having already looked around different dialysis pages previously when this specter first popped up its head, the longevity for those getting dialysis doesn't seem to be very good.

I also notice no one's even mentioned anything about a kidney transplant possibility. I don't know if they've discussed it with my mother and she just nixed it, or if they've decided she wouldn't be a good risk for such surgery, or what. I just haven't heard anyone mention it, period. So unless they're looking for a donor and haven't even mentioned anything to me, her closest blood relative, I'm assuming that the dialysis is just going to be for the rest of her life, however long that may be.

Fuck.

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missysedai
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
It probably wouldn't be a bad idea for you to get hold of dscotton WRT to transplant info, since he needs one and has been evaluated. He'll be able to speak more to what constitutes a good risk.

I did a whole bunch of research during Blogathon, including a bit into dialysis. And of course, there's boodle of information over at the National Kidney Foundation.

Love and hugs, dearie.

stormfeather
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I suspect that the forums especially will be good to look over, but I have to wait first and see just what kind of dialysis she's going to be having, etc... Ugh.
frankie23
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, crap. Dialysis is an upleasant prospect. :( I'll light a candle for yr momma this weekend.

*bighugs*
stormfeather
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
*hugs* thanks
annewashere
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that.
pokeypenguin
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
Ugh. I hate this stuff, and know all too much about it. (Well, not kidney stuff, but ongoing sick mom stuff.)

Good luck.
dscotton
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that... that really sucks. Most of what I know about kidney disease is specific to myself, but they do have a lot of info at this site:

http://www.cpmc.org/kidney/
auronsgirl
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh, man. Hang in there, hon.
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