Hooray!!!! Happy, happy news! TJ is walking with a new prosthesis! Granted, it's just a few steps at a time and he still has to have his walker and wheelchair but it has done wonders for his spirits! His dr told him that the really hard work begins now. He'll have a couple of months to practice in the house before he can test drive his new foot outside. Fortunately, he has a long hallway in the house that he can practice on.
Unfortuntely, he is having a lot of problems with dialysis. He gets really bad migraines whenever they start his treatments. He still has a large urine output and the treatment removes too much fluid from his system. They have him on the minimum fluid removal but the migraines are bad enough that he skips about one treatment a week. He is talking to his dr about doing the home bag system. He'll have to have another surgery to put the dialysis tubes in his stomach. Doing the treatment at home should take care of the migraines.
This, of course, has been a big adjustment in and to his former lifestyle, and I just want to point out, again, how important it is to keep up and be proactive about taking care of your diabetes. That means arming yourself with all the help you can get and letting others know and how you are coping with this diesease. Thank you all for all your good wishes and prayers!
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