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Larry Robinson
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« on: May 14, 2020, 11:38:20 AM »

I do PD with Fresenius, who use Baxter to deliver dialysate to me every four weeks ago. Last month Baxter announced that they were no longer going to deliver the 36 cases upstairs to my bedroom, out of concerns for COVID-19.

Has anyone else run into this? What did you end up doing? Carrying everything up the stairs is a problem for me, since I had a (mild) heart attack a couple of years back. And it's not like the average dialysis patient is a linebacker. I wish they had given me the option of either carrying them upstairs or leaving them in my garage.

My region of New York (Southern Tier) is officially opening up, but Baxter isn't changing their policy. Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks, Larry
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 12:24:16 AM »

If not already I would let Fresenius know about this. Seems to me that if masks are worn then maybe the boxes could at least be placed just inside your door for you. Covid-19 has sure screwed with peoples lives in many ways! Hope you get some help with it.
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Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
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He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 01:02:38 PM »

We had the same happen with Fresenius NxStage supplies.  Our notification said to arrange help with a family member or friend. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 06:08:22 PM »

I hate it when people (or Fresenius or Baxter) just assumes everyone has "people". Not everyone is lucky enough to have a support system. Perhaps if Larry lives in an apartment they will allow one of their maintenance men to help him with the boxes. Our apartment staff is still handling service calls, they wear masks. Don't know if they'd help with boxes but perhaps they would. Or a neighbor? 
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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.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 10:26:17 PM »

Contact your church, or local support group to see if you can arrange volunteers to help carry in your supplies.  As last resort check with your social worker.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 05:45:45 AM »

Contact your church, or local support group to see if you can arrange volunteers to help carry in your supplies.  As last resort check with your social worker.
+++ this.  Many regions have COVID help groups on Facebook and the like.  I'm sure with some poking around a group could be help that have people ready and willing to help.
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Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 06:49:11 AM »

taskrabbit.com can be used to solve the problem but it will co$t.
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