Double dose of peritoneal dialysis

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.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.