Lily let me know that Minga is having an evaluation because there’s some problem with the placement of her catheter. Originally the catheter was in her chest, but quite high up near her neck, and it bothered her greatly when getting dialysis. They lowered the position of the catheter so she doesn’t have to keep her head tilted so much during the 3-4 hours of treatment, but now there is something amiss. Some people can tolerate a port in their forearm, just under the skin, or in the abdomen — but neither of those are options for Minga. I don’t know why.
For dialysis to work over the long term there has to be a place through which treatment can happen. If the site becomes problematic, and there isn’t another option for placement of the catheter, Minga could be in a good deal of trouble.
I’ll keep you informed as I find out more.