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Fistula infected

Posted Nov 28 2012 8:59pm
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.
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