Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dialysis.

Did you know Dialysis is $800 per session, 3 times a week for potentially the rest of your life? If you're not a resident in New Zealand that is.

I forgot to win the lotto before my husband was diagnosed with renal failure.

The New Zealand medical system refuse to treat my husband based on his immigration status.

New Zealand immigration are going to deny my husband residency because of his health.

I can't go back to the United States because of my residency status.

Treatment is not 100% guaranteed in the USA - free of charge.

And giving my spare kidney to my dying husband is un-ethical?

We discussed going to third world countries for treatment, but I'll still need a lotto ticket for that too.

We have had support from family, friends and church - and all have been much appreciated. We have had pushes in the direction for private dialysis treatment but even then, it's not cheap when you take into consideration that it may very well be for the rest of your life. Simple pre-dialysis treatments have been suggested, but whats the point when you can't pay for the rest of it? Why have a catheter installed into your abdomen if you can't afford the dialysis treatment it's needed for?

Come on now, need a bone.
Someone throw it, anyone.

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