Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I often get scared when I tackle new things. I want to help and not harm a new setting. I remember well when my husband and I trained to do home dialysis. I was afraid that he would get an infection or that something would go wrong. Well, about one week into home dialysis, we lost power for over 30 hours due to Hurricane Sandy. I disconnected him from the cycler after I did a manual drain. I worried about restoration of power. Finally, I called the Hampton Inn that was about 5 miles from us. They had power and a room. I loaded his cycler, supplies, and him. We had a surprised vacation stay.
I learned how safe home dialysis was and how comforting it was to move to a hotel. I am grateful.