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Old 02-07-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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Hi. Am new here, and sure do need some help, if anyone can. My husband has just been diagnosed with ESRD (kidney failure)and will have to go on dialysis. He can do night dialysis on a portable machine, but we sure could use any helpful info from any experienced folks. We've been rv'ing for years and this comes as a horrible shock, but we refuse to let it impair our lifestyle. We aren't fulltiming, but we go a lot and belong to TT, CC, etc...help on this...anyone?
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Hi. Am new here, and sure do need some help, if anyone can. My husband has just been diagnosed with ESRD (kidney failure)and will have to go on dialysis. He can do night dialysis on a portable machine, but we sure could use any helpful info from any experienced folks. We've been rv'ing for years and this comes as a horrible shock, but we refuse to let it impair our lifestyle. We aren't fulltiming, but we go a lot and belong to TT, CC, etc...help on this...anyone?
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:48 AM   #3
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lighthouseroo, welcome to our website & forum. Sorry to hear of your husband's kidney problems but glad to see that you have decided not to give up the things you enjoy. I am sure that there will be some helpful info coming real soon. Hoping that you will find that with a little modification to the rv and you can keep going out in it with no problems at all.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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Thank you Mike and Amy. Should I post this request for info in another location as well, or keep posting every so often? Kinda new to this...thanks..Lighthouseroo
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:17 PM   #5
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Hi lighthouseroo, and welcome to our site. I'm not sure about your question, but my hubby has a CPAP machine that needs plugged into electric, so we always make sure we are at a campground at night. I'm not sure how big the dialysis machine is, but is there room in your bedroom? I'm assuming no one else here is on dialysis, or they would have answered by now. Hopefully they will see this and respond. Good luck
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:31 PM   #6
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...I have a friend who just happens to be a retired physician with the same issues.....when he calls or e-mails I give him your addy and you can ask all the questions you want about his hook up.....he has a 80's MCI Conversion with a Kidney unite he uses I believe every two days???......geof kaye
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Allegro & Kay---hey thanks so much for the response. Yes he will use the portable machine for CCPD. It will fit on the bedroom nightstand if we cut a hole into the closet wall for a bit more room. Have already scoped it out, and I think this could be done easily. Now how are you coping with the delivery and storage of the supplies? Tell me everything you can! Please!!!!!!!!!!
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To Kayerivercity--please, you too, tell me everything you can, or could you put me in touch with your friend who is doing this also? Thanks a bunch...
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #10
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Kay, I've not received much response on my dialysis in the rv questions. If your friend has any tips or tricks we would sure love to hear from that person....thanks...<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KAYERIVERCITY:
...I have a friend who just happens to be a retired physician with the same issues.....when he calls or e-mails I give him your addy and you can ask all the questions you want about his hook up.....he has a 80's MCI Conversion with a Kidney unite he uses I believe every two days???......geof kaye </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Good morning, I am a new member and now have the same problem. We just bought a new RV in 2010 and as of last week my husband is now on dialysis 3 time a week. I am researching how to add a portable machine to the RV & which one would be good for us. I am happy to share my finding & hope you would do the same. Have you added a machine to your rv yet & can you give me some tips? Thx for you help.

I have found this so far:
Portable dialysis machine allows Texas man to travel!

http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/3192630/article-Portable-dialysis-machine-allows-Texas-man-to-travel
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:40 PM   #12
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Hi Roooooooooooooooooooo,

Unfortunately (or fortunately perhaps I should say) I do not have any experience with your inquiry. I am sure you googled the subject as I have a found a ton of sites to check out.

Google

As mobile as the world is these days I wouldnt think this should be a show stopper. Best of luck to you and your hubby!

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Hi All! I hope that you are getting the information that you need from your Dialysis Unit. My parents traveled with Class C and Class A MH's for years, with my mother needing dialysis every night. She was one of the very first portable dialysis patients. My father mounted the unit on the wall of the MH, and would have supplies shipped to various drop off points in their travels. The dialysis suppliers will work with you in any way that you want, if you just ask.

My mother lived MANY years longer than was ever expected of someone in her condition, and they thoroughly enjoyed their travels together, all over the USA.

The best of luck to you!

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Good Morning Cindi, thanks for the encouragement. We cannot do the portable until my husbandís veins get a little stronger. It will take about 6 months (everyone is different). However I am getting a lot of information and the Dialysis Clinic where he goes is being a great deal of help. I am glad your family had a good experience traveling with Dialysis. We are hoping we do too. We are heading for Arizona in July & the clinic helped us plan it out.
Thanks again for your kind words. We really appreciate any encouragement, information or new ideas on how to live with this. Have a good one!
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