Author Topic: A sign that things have gotten better?  (Read 1608 times)

cschwab

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A sign that things have gotten better?
« on: July 12, 2010, 05:27:30 PM »
I remember back in 2000 I told the charge nurse I would be pushing to get my daughter on home slow nocturnal dialysis if my daughter was going to be on dialysis much longer - the nurse looked at me like I was nuts, and I was informed they didn't have anything like that in our area.  I had been told by one of DialysisEthics founders', Dr. Kenneth Bays, this was what had saved his life and had gotten him enjoying things again.

Out of curiosity,  I did a search on what we had in Colorado and I'm happy to report there are a lot of places now offering training in home slow nocturnal - and even four places offering in-center slow nocturnal!  I suppose I'll never be totally happy until something like in-center slow nocturnal is a 1st choice - but this does look like an improvement.

To do your own search:
http://www.homedialysis.org/locate/

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