Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kidney Meeting

So this afternoon was the much-anticipated kidney meeting at the DaVita location in Boise. There was a video (which Chris & I watched alone in a room... and during which I got up and changed the calendar on the wall) and then a technician came in and read us a printed-out PowerPoint presentation.

Basically, there are choices with pros and cons to each. We probably would have done better by just reading the Wikipedia articles on Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis. We asked a few questions (like whether the length of each treatment varies on a patient's size and how one goes about preparing for a transplant), but they weren't answered. She did give responses, but not any sort of answer specifically related to the question asked.

After the sales pitch, we went to St. Luke's for Chris' labs. We'll be back on the 17th with Valerie's interpretation. Oh yes, and it's time to call and schedule an annual echocardiogram & cardiologist appointment! :)

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