Dialysis Anxiety

Last week Laura got some lab results and as she posted here it’s all getting worse. Her GFR is down to a 13. Most people start dialysis when their GFR is between 10-14. So Laura was doing research tonight on dialysis and it’s all pretty scary.

We have an appointment tomorrow with the nephrologist and that’s one of the things we’re going to bring up. We’ve read that each dialysis procedure takes about 3 hours so is it better to do Home Dialysis (this is where you bring home a machine and do it all yourself) or do we go to the outpatient hospital and do it there 3 times a week?

The only thing that brings us comfort right now is this verse:  Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’   Isaiah 41:10

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