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    My husband has been on CAPD for about 8 years. Lately he has been vomiting in the morning after getting off of the machine. Any reasons why?

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    Would like to do CAPD . would like to hear from someone who has been there. My daughter is willing to help me. How much does medicare pay or will i have to get more insurance. thank you to whoever takes the time to answer me..

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      Great question jflorist1. Nausea and vomiting can be a sign of several different things when on dialysis. Vomiting could be related to excess fluid in the body which may also cause weight and blood pressure to rise. It can also be a symptom of dehydration which can cause the weight and blood pressure to drop. The PD RN can help determine if fluid is part of the issue by reviewing your PD treatment flow sheet. Sometimes a rapid change in position from sitting to standing can cause a drop in blood pressure that results in nausea and vomiting. Vomiting can also be a sign that more dialysis is needed and not enough toxin removal is occurring with current dialysis prescription. I would recommend that you call your dialysis clinic to report the vomiting and mark when it occurs on the PD treatment flow sheet. I would review the current dialysis regimen, what dextrose is being utilized on the days that your husband is experiencing symptoms and what the weight and blood pressures are. I would also review medications and diet with the team to ensure you pull everything together and determine the cause and next steps. Unfortunately it could be several different things but the dialysis team should be able to help you identify the cause and address. Please let us know how it works out. Thank you for being a great support and advocate for your husband. McassinDaVitaRN

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        rascal02 CAPD is a great dialysis therapy option which allows for flexibility in schedule and dialysis regimen. Spending time with a PD RN and requesting to have a CAPD patient to speak with as well with be very helpful. Peritoneal Dialysis requires an access that is typically placed in the lower abdomen to the right or left of the bellybutton. Placement is important so having a PD RN mark the site where the PD catheter is placed prior to surgery is important. You want to have the PD catheter in an place that you can easily see and inspect and that is not under a skin fold or under your belt line. A renal social worker is the best contact regarding insurance and dialysis. There are also Medicare related materials online that specifically explain dialysis related benefits. Having your daughter to assist with your care is an awesome benefit. She may want to attend training and speak with the dialysis team as well. Good luck on your journey and let us know how it goes. We are here to support you. McassinDaVitaRN

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