A big Thank you to all the wonderful new friends and people . I have changed my grandmother mind and attitude towards dialysis.
My grandmother woke up this morning and I just got back home from taking my 5 year old son to school she said get us a cup of coffee and lets talk. I said ok while I was in the kitchen my mind was all over the place, think is it going to be good news or bad new. So I feared the worst and told myself well I have been waiting for this talk to be approached since we went to the doctor last thursday. So I put my brave face on and sat next to her and said ok we got coffee and I am ready to talk about. She said well I have made my decision about the dialysis, I choose to do it , I said ok, She said I am doing it to prove to my 5 children that its going to result in me ending my life alot quicker by doing it but if they insist on pushing me then Im doing it, And her attitude about it was all wrong and hateful. So I answered and said if thats how you choose to do it ok, she said and I wanted to tell you. So she was done talking . For a few hours after that I was upset and I thought to myself I am not going to let her do the dialysis with that attitude. So I posted on her she had made her mind up. After all of you had replied, I sat down with her and hour ago and I told her grandma I got a better idea for you to choose dialysis, she said oh yea whats that. I said I want you to do it for me and the three great grandkids who are living with you. I said try it for two weeks and follow the right diet with me eating the same as you, then we will have your doctor take blood and see how your kidney fuction is , I said if it is worse you can stop treatments, but if it is still at 9 percent the do it for two more weeks, I said and after a month see how you feel and if after a whole month of treatments and dieting if you feel better then make me a promise that you will continue trearments until my 5 year old son starts his first day of kindergarden in September of this year. She said well I can promise you after a month if I am feeling better by doing treatments and dieting then I will fight to make it to that day, she said it may not be a promise I can keep but its a promise I will fight to try and keep and I told her thats all I am asking. So I came up with that by getting all the advice on here and the research you have given me to study. I know this isnt really something to be discussed but this way I could let everyone know at once that by getting her to listen to my idea, she had a more positive attitude about her decision and its taking the baby steps she needs to take in just trying something she is scared of . I also promised her from the day my mother and I take her to the dr. to get her preped and ready for treatment to her last day of the two weeks I will be there right by her side holding her hand and giving her the confidence she needs to stay strong because by taking it one day at a time together we can be as strong as she needs to be. So thank you to all , and I got her and appointment next thursday instead of her waiting until feb 3rd. I will keep everyone posted.
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