We have been waiting for this moment for such a long time.
Brett has been on the border line for what seems like years
but in reality has probably only been around 18 months although the road to this point
has been about 10 years in the making.
It's been a tough road, hilly, full of a lot of ups and downs
and then it seems to plateau which as lead us into a false sense of security
only to have some speed humps thrown in every now and then
to keep as on our toes.
Today is the day.
Day 1 of dialysis.
I am glad!
Brett has been miserable.
It's been tough.
We have enough to deal with, our road together this last 5 years has been rocky!
Trying to bring together our children from previous marriages,
dealing with hormonal teenagers which seems to be never ending
having 3 boys from 19 to 12 years and Brett's failing kidneys
and dialysis looming it's ugly head.
But, here we are, still together and now facing another new chapter, another new battle.
Bring it on I say!
I want Brett to feel better.
I want him to have more energy.
WE CAN DO THIS!
As a family
I learnt something very interesting yesturday.
I think I was trying to believe dialysis was going to be a miracle cure.
But dialysis only gives you an extra 10 - 15% kidney function.
Considering Brett has less than 5% kidney function, it doesn't do a lot.
But, the doctor thinks he will feel a LOT, LOT better.
You don't tend to realise how bad you sometimes feel, until you start to feel better.
And that is something to look forward too.
Day 1 of dialysis
Tuesday 1st May 2012
Let's do it!