My fistula is infected now like never before. I have been put on very strong oral antibiotics. I have also been given an intravenous dose of a vancomycin, a very potent antibiotic. I was advised to avoid dialysis yesterday to give the fistula rest for a day. In fact the nephrologist was also suggesting that I might need to skip dialysis for one more day!
I will be having it checked again today and then we will decide about dialysis today.
I am quite worried about this. A fistula is like a lifeline for people on dialysis. It is the only way we can get dialysis. With my fifteen years on dialysis, I am running out of options for fistulae. I cannot afford to lose this fistula.
That is why we cannot take any chances and have to treat this infection aggressively.
I am scheduled to go to Bangalore this Sunday for Aashayein . I am hoping this infection comes under control by then.