I Hate Dialysis Message Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 20, 2018, 08:50:45 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
524885 Posts in 32909 Topics by 12182 Members
Latest Member: Iluvkidneys87
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  I Hate Dialysis Message Board
|-+  Dialysis Discussion
| |-+  Dialysis: General Discussion (Moderator: cassandra)
| | |-+  Im going to lose my mind help
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Im going to lose my mind help  (Read 950 times)
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« on: September 15, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »

Today during treatment...a cockroach crawls 9n my chair. I know thesr are unsanitary I cannot afford to live like this. I told the nurse she tried to kill it but it got away. I dont wanna go to my next treatment what should I do. The nursed also said someone mustve brought it in because a majority of people bring bags. I was on the lazy side and never brought anything but myself. Should i call the iffice on monday? Also i have the flu so lifes great.
Logged
Michael Murphy
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1899


« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 08:48:50 PM »

Any commercial building can have bugs. Roaches are the easiest and safest vermin to kill.   A treatment with borax powder will eliminate the pests.  The nurses suggestion of how the roach arrived is very likely but if your skives are still active ask when the next extermination of pests will be done.
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 09:44:00 PM »

What are skives?
Logged
Michael Murphy
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1899


« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 09:55:31 PM »

That crawley feeling you get when you find something gross.
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 10:02:10 PM »

Oh i got plenty of those, its torture. I dont think ill ever be able to relax
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 06:34:05 PM »

Should i clean my chair before going in...i dont want weird looks. Should I call them on monday and ask what has been done about it? I dont want to sit in the same chair
Logged
lulu836
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 214


« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 06:42:25 PM »

Who are you wanting to call.  If the exterminator, then I imagine that would be up to the clinic 'cause who's going to pay for it.  You have to expect bugs and stuff in buildings  especially when folks bring food in and drop crumbs.  Not a big deal. Just ignore them.
Logged

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my kidneys the most.
iolaire
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1460


« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 06:44:24 PM »

Should i clean my chair before going in...i dont want weird looks

At my center on another shift there was someone who would whipe down both the chair and machine with bleach before each session. The staff provided the supplies. Also some people covered the chair with those paper sheets that are put under your treatment arm.

So I think they would be ok if you asked if you could clean the chair before treatment.

Other people or a person brought in sheets to cover the chair.
Logged

Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

Well on dialysis I traveled a lot and posted about international trips in the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section.
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 06:57:31 PM »

Obviously I would call the clinic and I guess Ill clean down my chair with lysol wipes but that doesnt contain bleach Im reading the bottle right now.
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 06:58:44 PM »

Roaches are hard to ignore because they carry alot of bacteria. I have a cvc line which is prone to infections i dont do well with bugs so ignoring it is not an option
Logged
Cupcake
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 114

« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 09:50:37 PM »

I agree. You deserve to not have roaches crawling around while hooked to a machine.
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 07:38:28 AM »

I called the front desk and she was like oh my goodness. I will tell them to do something about right away. She also mentioned how with it being raint season sometimes they pop up. And she also said she cant stand them either and its a war until she finds a kills them. So ill clean my chair once I go in. Wish me luck everyone.
Logged
kristina
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4845


« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 10:09:41 AM »

I called the front desk and she was like oh my goodness. I will tell them to do something about right away. She also mentioned how with it being raint season sometimes they pop up. And she also said she cant stand them either and its a war until she finds a kills them. So ill clean my chair once I go in. Wish me luck everyone.

Good luck Aaisha.Dar ...  and ... it is not that unusual to clean the chair before using it. I do it as a "just-in-case" measurement and it surely gives me a more comfortable feeling, even though I know that the environment is kept quite clean anyway. But I also know that needing dialysis-treatments makes my body much more vulnerable ...
I send you my good-luck-wishes from Kristina.  :grouphug;
Logged

Bach was no pioneer; his style was not influenced by any past or contemporary century.
  He was completion and fulfillment in itself, like a meteor which follows its own path.
                                        -   Robert Schumann  -

                                          ...  Oportet Vivere ...
Michael Murphy
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1899


« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 10:00:24 PM »

One guy in my clinic brings his own cleaning supplies. Opens the char cleans it with Clorox wipes, opens the sides clean them, next the machine, then the tv.  Finally he covers his chair with a clean sheet. 
Logged
GA_DAWG
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 319

« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2018, 09:31:05 AM »

We have people who bring their own sheets to cover the chairs. Guess I am just too lazy for that though. If the roach came in on someone else's bag though, it will make no difference. Here, the techs are required to wupe down the chairs between patients.
Logged
lulu836
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 214


« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2018, 09:56:45 AM »

. Here, the techs are required to wupe down the chairs between patients.

My clinic as well!
Logged

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my kidneys the most.
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2018, 02:17:59 PM »

Over at my clinic they wipe down the seats after patient use. But i am a bit crazy and worry about the spot that prob didnt get wipes all the way. Anyways, I went in today and complained to the nurse coordinator. I told him and he was like oh my are you serious and I said yeah Im not lying. Then he ADMITS and says yeah we have them in the back... The tech was also listening. Then he kinda jokingly said you probably brought it in...which just kinda made me angry. How did I bring it in if you have so much in the back??
Am I the only one who is freaking out about a roach? Because they have it in the back which is terrible!!! The tech who did my dialysis she is actually now a nurse was so sweet she said yeah I know i saw them crawl here on the floor. I asked her if she didn't m.k ind giving the chair and extra scrub just to be sure and she said no prob. She also said that she was here the night before and she cleaned the row of chairs a whole lot  by opening the sides and stuff.
Side note: the nurse who put me on today made me extremely mad. She drops something on the floor picks it back up, touches the machine and my CVC line!!! I was shocked then when she went in the reverse the lines I asked her to change her gloves. I dont need to remind her this is somethinf that should be natural to you. Im so scared and dont want another infection Ill literally be so mad. She also told me not to hesitate to tell her anytinf and that sometimes she might forget...what a big thing to forget
Logged
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2018, 02:20:32 PM »

The lady who dropped something and the nice lady are 2 different people in case any of you got confused...sorry long day
Logged
kitkatz
Administrator/Owner
Member for Life
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 16885


« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2018, 06:40:19 PM »

Do the techs not wipe down chairs between patients?
Logged



lifenotonthelist.com

Ivanova: "Old Egyptian blessing: May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk." Babylon 5

Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
Aaisha.Dar
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 216


« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2018, 06:50:19 PM »

Yes they wipe it between patients
Logged
PrimeTimer
Elite Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2048


« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2018, 09:10:02 PM »

I hope they took care of the roach problem. I would definitely demand that they have the clinic treated for bugs. If they say they did, then maybe this roach was coming out to die. That's what bugs do when a place is treated. Anyways, there should not be roaches in a medical clinic. Hopefully this one just happened to get in thru the door or hitched a ride with a another patient and wasn't living in their walls at the clinic. I am so sorry that happened to you! 
Logged

Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
I was his carepartner for home hemodialysis using Nxstage December 2013-July 2016.
He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
 

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines | Mobile View Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!