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« on: October 28, 2010, 01:05:12 PM »

We live on the second floor and have a flight of stairs to content with when transporting the cycler.  We haven't borrowed the carrier that is available to us but was advised that it wouldn't be very effective going up or down stairs.  does anyone have a suggest as to the best way to transport?  Could do with some creative ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 02:45:13 PM »

What kind of cycler do you have?  The one I had fit in a suitcase and weighed about 30lbs
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 03:20:11 PM »

It weighs more like 70 lbs.  Its for hemo dialysis. . . if that helps. . . .
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 04:21:19 PM »

If you put the cycler in a case, it would likely be 100 lbs instead of 70 lbs.

1. Have you considered moving to a first floor apartment or house?
2. Have you tried mover's straps such as this:  http://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Dolly-LD1000-2-Person-Lifting/dp/B00022749Q/ref=pd_sim_hi_4_img

3. Instead of #2, a similar idea is to use a "Megamover transport stair chair" such as this : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270522625968

Both 2 and 3 require two persons to transport the cycler.

Should you decide to take my advice on any of these, just remember I am a newbie and I don't know what I am talking about  :)

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I just looked at the NxStage site, they have both a hard case and a soft case.  Couldn't you just get either one and put that on a small hand truck or luggage carrier?  The soft case actually looked like it has wheels and a pulling handle.



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Previously in-center hemodialysis in national chain, now doing NxStage home dialysis training.
End of September 2010: after twelve days of training, we were asked to start dialyzing on our own at home, reluctantly, we agreed.
If you are on HD, did you know that Rapid fluid removal (UF = ultrafiltration) during dialysis is associated with cardiovascular morbidity?  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=20596
We follow a modified version: UF limit = (weight in kg)  *  10 ml/kg/hr * (130 - age)/100

How do you know you are getting sufficient hemodialysis?  Know your HDP!  Scribner, B. H. and D. G. Oreopoulos (2002). "The Hemodialysis Product (HDP): A Better Index of Dialysis Adequacy than Kt/V." Dialysis & Transplantation 31(1).   http://www.therenalnetwork.org/qi/resources/HDP.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 04:42:58 PM »

Holly cow lady... and how do they delever all the boxes needed too ??  (sorry, that was my first response ) But as far as *your* question ;) are you talking about the occasional trip or more frequent?  I just think of a dolly.. I tote my chicken feed that way now as it's not as easy as it once was.  I've also moved lots of things like desks and chairs with one.  I sure hope you find a good answer here..
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 02:29:44 AM »

The purpose built baxter cycler case has wheels and a pull out handle just like today's modern suit cases. The best way to get it up and down stairs is to go down with the case in front of you whilst pulling back on the handle at every stair drop so that it just lowers gently onto each stair. When going up stand in front the cycler and gently pull it up the stairs.

If you don't have the proper case then I'd recomend that you ordered one. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 05:07:02 AM »

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If you don't have the proper case then I'd recomend that you ordered one.
There is a thread here on cost and loan availability from center.  Apparently the case is not cheap ($800) and not always available for loan from center: http://www.nxstageusers.com/forum/showthread.php?165-Hard-Case

I say just wrap it up in mover's blanket and move it with a small hand truck in the manner Ken suggests.  Be sure to strap it securely to the hand truck.
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Newbie caretaker, so I may not know what I am talking about :)
Caretaker for my elderly father who has his first and current graft in March, 2010.
Previously in-center hemodialysis in national chain, now doing NxStage home dialysis training.
End of September 2010: after twelve days of training, we were asked to start dialyzing on our own at home, reluctantly, we agreed.
If you are on HD, did you know that Rapid fluid removal (UF = ultrafiltration) during dialysis is associated with cardiovascular morbidity?  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=20596
We follow a modified version: UF limit = (weight in kg)  *  10 ml/kg/hr * (130 - age)/100

How do you know you are getting sufficient hemodialysis?  Know your HDP!  Scribner, B. H. and D. G. Oreopoulos (2002). "The Hemodialysis Product (HDP): A Better Index of Dialysis Adequacy than Kt/V." Dialysis & Transplantation 31(1).   http://www.therenalnetwork.org/qi/resources/HDP.pdf
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »

Well, according to my nurse(the one I can't tolerate) these machines DO come in shipping boxes, just use that.   :boxing;
My nurse wouldnt understand why you need a case with wheels etc.

I found a nice Storm/Pelican case for my machine.   

 
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 04:30:34 PM »

For PD cycler, there are a softcase and a hardcase. The softcase is for hand carrying on, being provided to each patient free. The hardcase has wheels and is for checked in, and it needs to be purchased.
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