My usual 10-hour peritoneal dialysis ended at 8.30am just now. I’m hooked up to the cycler again for another 10-hour session (to end at 10.00pm tonight) in preparation for the Peritoneal Equilibration Test (PET) tomorrow.
This test checks whether wastes from my blood stream are absorbed quickly or slowly by the dialysis fluid. By the end of this session, 10 liters of dialysis fluid would have gone into and out of my peritoneal cavity, pulling with it another few hundred millilitres of water and wastes from my body.
Hopefully I will not get too dehydrate after this. Dehydration will cause hypotension. And I get light lightheaded once in a while nowadays afyer dialysis, what more I’m doing two sessions back to back.
One hour after the session on the cycler ends, I will be fill another 2 liters of fluid manually and allowed to dwell until tomorrow morning.