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Dialysis Day 106

I’m on dialysis now, waiting to talk to the surgeon. They are now retrieving the kidney, and I assume will bring it back to Geisinger via LifeFlight (helicopter).

I’m BELOW my “dry weight” by a half kilo due to not eating much.  One of the dialysis nurses said that IV dye can cause diarrhea; maybe that’s what happened.

Jackie is more nervous than me; I’m pretty calm…

No heparin today due to surgery; instead, I get boluses of saline every half hour so that the machine doesn’t clot off.  I’ll post again when I know more.

Beginning wt: 93.0 kg

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  1. Polly & Don
    May 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Good luck! Hope everything goes well!

  2. LynnAnn
    May 4, 2008 at 9:26 am

    To quickly update you readers, I’m a friend of Jeff and Jackie’s. Jeff did indeed get his kidney last night, May 3, 2008, and he is doing well:) He of course has his amazing attitude intact:) Keep reading and checking back soon, I’m sure he’ll post details soon.

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