We met with the dialysis doctor yesterday. Dr. Greenwell in Paris TX. LOVE HIM!!! LOVE HIM!!!
We spent almost 2 hours in his office, just talking with him. Not once did he rush us, didn't even look at his watch! He was so patient, kind and understanding! Thank you God for such a doctor!!!
Met with the dialysis nurse as well. She took the bandage off Rick's incisions, and the catheter port. Cleaned everything. Said it looks awesome! :-) Changed the tubing - made a shorter one for him, one that is a lot more comfortable. Also gave him a belt to wear, so that there doesn't have to be so much tape on his belly - which makes him a LOT happier!!! And in turn, makes us better! Sigh.
Dialysis training is due to start in 2 -3 weeks. There will be 4 days in Paris, then a day here with the nurses. A weekend alone. Another day in Paris. On our own 6 days a week for about a month. And gradually decreasing visits to the dialysis center until only once a month.
Short meeting with the dietitian. More meetings to come with her.
I will be posting more information as we go along in all of this ...