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goofynina
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« on: March 28, 2007, 10:09:05 PM »

Oh man, i am sorry that i didnt post this sooner but i have had a busy day.  Last night i get an email from a member asking me about PD and draining problems,  she was trying to contact her PD nurse and they werent returning her call, so, i thought i would call mine, guess what, i didnt get a return call either, man, that really upsets me,  what if we were really in trouble, which i believe she was.  Does anyone else have trouble contacting their physician or PD nurse afterhours?   ???

I forgot to mention that i did talk to her today and she said she never got the page from the exchange. grrrrrrrrrrr >:(
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 10:17:39 AM »

When it's after hours for me, I am given a phone number for the clinic at the hospital in my city.
Not that they have helped me, but at least I can talk to someone....  They did not give her
an alternate number? There should ALWAYS be an alternate number. That's when emergencies
arise, darn it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 10:30:05 AM »

I'm the mystery woman.  I have a whole list of phone numbers and procedures to follow for after hour emergencies/questions.  None of them worked.   >:(  My PD nurse left her pager in her car.  The nephrologist on call didn't respond to his pages for 6 hours.   So the only thing the exchange could do was to tell me to go to the ER, which really wasn't necessary.  My vitals were fine, I just couldn't drain.  I was very uncomfortable and just looking for some advice on taking lasix, duclolax, etc.  I guess I know now when I do have a problem to just go to the ER.

Thank you Susie for trying to help that night.   :cuddle; 
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 10:33:30 AM »

Darn it Chicken. I HATE going to the Emergency Room. I had that problem, of not being able to drain,
so I went to the 4.25 bag (red), and stayed on it for several days til I was draining well. Whoo did I drain.
BP goes WAAAY down too, unfortunately!  I'm on green now (2.75) and will stay on that for a while before
trying a yellow (1.25) again.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 10:58:11 AM »

Gee, I am on call 24/7; my patients call my cell phone #.  I've never missed a call but they have the MD's page number as back up just in case and when I'm on vacation I have a back up contact-another PD nurse who doesn't live around us but can troubleshoot for them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 11:11:12 AM »

Gee, I am on call 24/7; my patients call my cell phone #.  I've never missed a call but they have the MD's page number as back up just in case and when I'm on vacation I have a back up contact-another PD nurse who doesn't live around us but can troubleshoot for them.

Um Jerseygirl?  Could you please post YOUR number here for when the next time we cant get ahold of our nurses ;)  lol, j/k,  ;) 
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 01:02:03 PM »

Jersey girl i'll post it for you. Here it is 1-800-EAT-POOP.   >:D ;) >:D :D
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 01:17:06 PM »

Tee hee hee too funny...!
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