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« on: May 09, 2019, 03:58:23 PM »

Hi all,
Today when i came home my cath clamp opened a tad because i was changing my shirt. I noticed it because my chest...wow it felt very uncomfortable and I was very short of breath. I couldn't stand it so I quickly went to lay down and ended up sleeping. I was scared because I never felt this bad before. Should I be worried? Anyone know how to release this air, i am much better but still feel uncomfortable
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 12:35:56 AM »

Jeeez Aisha, I really canít help you with experiences, but I would go to the dr/hosp. Sounds scary.

Wishing you love, luck and strength, Cas

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
       still on waitinglist, still ok I think
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 01:55:58 AM »

By Cath Clamp are you meaning the PD Connector?  And that air entered the lilne into your abdomen?

If this happened besides the possibility oof a bacterial infection your will soon begin to experience pain in your shoulders.

On PD when we fail to prime the hoses adequatly and introduce air inside of us the air rises within the abdomen, collecting up against the underside of the diaphram.  Somehow the body percieves this as pain in the shoulders, and it takes DAYS for the body to absorb this air and breath it off.  The blood stream will eventually absorb the air, and cast it off out of the lungs breathing.

But it is painful during.

The greater risk is that if bacterial infection.

Watch your drain bags very closely for any cloudiness which indicates infection and the need for IMMEDIATE antibiotic treatments.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 10:02:42 AM »

Not on pd anymore. Was on it for a good years and I ahve experienced air and wow I hope nobody ever feels that pain. The pain doesnt go away until after a few days.
I am on hemo. I feel better today so I guess im good
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