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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2007, 11:59:08 PM »

Yeah,  :thx; EPO!
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2007, 04:24:33 PM »

Could someone please tell be about the Fresenius PD model. I have never heard about it before? I use Baxter cycler.  I also use physioneal because the sugar irritates my cavity .  I just put the first bag on the heater and then place the other 3 bags on top. Just pile them up. I also found that I work best if my machine is close to the floor.  Way lower than me about 1-2 feet from the floor.

Betty it does get better, I have the best success draining by sleeping on my right side for the catheter is on the left side.  if you feel pinching while draining is may be because the catheter is searching for fluid and can suck up the thin peritoneal cavity membrane (think of plastic wrap being sucked by a vacuum).  I pinch the most on my last drain the nurse said that it was because the machine wants to suck really good to get the last fluid of the cycle out.. but I am also dry during the day (actually 100mls for comfort)
hope this helps ,,, keep your spirits high
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2007, 04:42:26 PM »

Could someone please tell be about the Fresenius PD model.


I am on the Fresenius Sleep Safe PD+. The trolley was also supplied. It has hooks to hang the bags off. The fluid is warmed inside the machine as it runs through. Its a clever little unit.   :thumbup;

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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2007, 11:52:49 PM »

   I have been on both Baxter and Fresenius and by far prefer the Baxter machine. In my opinion,Baxter is less sensitive( so fewer alarms) because it does not work on the scale system, much easier and quicker to set up, has longer tubing, can be disconnected as many times as needed(unlike F, which you can do only once), it can drain into a bucket or stool or tub (Fresenius drains into bags hanging on the machine that you must struggle to unhook and carry to dispense of), there is less waste(tubing, containers and wrappers)  with Baxter(hence, less garbage to get rid of),  the connecter attached to you has shorter tubing to contend with.  I could go on and on, as I did with my dialysis unit when they wanted me to switch - recounting each and every positive and negative.  The only positive I found that the Fresenius had was that it was somewhat quieter, except when it switched over - that was a loud clicking noise.  Now that I have moved my machine to the hallway I sleep more peacefully and have no problems or alarms- whoever said it had to be next to your head or even beside your bed?  It does not!  Best wishes, Anja
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2007, 12:44:35 AM »

Could someone please tell be about the Fresenius PD model.


I am on the Fresenius Sleep Safe PD+. The trolley was also supplied. It has hooks to hang the bags off. The fluid is warmed inside the machine as it runs through. Its a clever little unit.   :thumbup;


Wow I have never seen one that looks like that one! Here is what my Fresenius IQ CCPD looked like:

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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2007, 01:23:35 AM »

   I have been on both Baxter and Fresenius and by far prefer the Baxter machine. In my opinion,Baxter is less sensitive( so fewer alarms) because it does not work on the scale system, much easier and quicker to set up, has longer tubing, can be disconnected as many times as needed(unlike F, which you can do only once), it can drain into a bucket or stool or tub (Fresenius drains into bags hanging on the machine that you must struggle to unhook and carry to dispense of), there is less waste(tubing, containers and wrappers)  with Baxter(hence, less garbage to get rid of),  the connecter attached to you has shorter tubing to contend with.  I could go on and on, as I did with my dialysis unit when they wanted me to switch - recounting each and every positive and negative.  The only positive I found that the Fresenius had was that it was somewhat quieter, except when it switched over - that was a loud clicking noise.  Now that I have moved my machine to the hallway I sleep more peacefully and have no problems or alarms- whoever said it had to be next to your head or even beside your bed?  It does not!  Best wishes, Anja

Hi Anja,

Was it the Sleep safe PD+ that you had? My unit is very quiet. I do have it right next to the bed and it hardly makes a sound. ( my husband would sleep through anything) The screen also has a screen saver and turns off after a pre-determined time. It is reactivated by simply touching the screen. It hardly ever alarms during the night. I have drain bags (because I want to keep an eye on what comes out) but you can also get a drain line with extentions. It is not recommended that you come off more than once due to the "safety pin" insert  in the end of your line, but I do come off without using the pin as many times as I want. I have used extention lines so I am unsure if they are available. My unit is Fresenius so I didn't have a choice over what machine I was given ( I was so grateful for getting one after 6months of manual). It is great to learn about the differences between the machines and what is available. I am sure if our unit was changed to Baxter I wouldn't get a choice either. :-\
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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2007, 10:19:58 PM »

Hello Wattle,
  It was a Fresenius Newton IQ, I believe, not a Sleep Safe( was like the one in angie's picture).  My unit wanted me to try it, as I was the only one they started on Baxter and they wanted to drop the contract.  I tried it for a month with the understanding if I did not think it was superior that I could go back to using the Baxter.  I know what you mean about being happy to be on any cycler!  What a  good difference from the every 4 hour manuals!  Glad all is going well for you.
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