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Surgery

He will have a tunnelled catheter installed tomorrow, which will be placed in the jugular and will exit out of his chest. The tunnelled catheter is designed for short term acess, which in Larry's case (haemo) is to stabalize him for peritoneal dialysis some 4 weeks away. He will not need the fistula like we originally thought. He will require haemo 2 hours a day, 3 days a week for up to 2 weeks, but the specialist thinks he will be stable after 1 week.

Pending the outcome of tomorrows surgery, he should be out by tomorrow afternoon. There is a risk of bleeding. Should this occur, he will be required to stay in hospital and undergo a blood transfusion.

Dialysis will begin on Saturday.

October 19th - Tenchkoff surgery.

We can go home days in between him being dialyzed, but that's a $200 return trip and I'd rather endure my sister than go home 3 times at that price!

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