Update on my sister

@worldwise1 (14888)
United States
June 20, 2007 8:33am CST
Some of you may remember a post I made afew weeks ago in re my sister in kidney failure situation. Her kidneys were only functioning at 8%. Well, it seems that she has decided not to undergo dialysis treatment even though the doctor has told her she will die without it. I was very angry at first(having just lost my older sister last September), but after thinking it over, I concluded that it is her choice to make. I would appreciate any prayers from MyLotters. Thank you.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I will definitely keep you all in my prayers. I know how hard kidney troubles can be. I had reflux as a child that went untreated for a very long time because my doctor couldn't figure out that I had reflux. Luckily we went for a second opinion when I was 9 and I was taken in for surgery that same week. If I had waited too long I could have had severe problems. I hope everything turns out well for your sister.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Your kindness is much appreciated, cynddvs. I'm thinking that it's going to be just one more of life's hurdles to get over. My faith remains strong though.
20 Jun 07
im new on my lot, but just reading your post, i can understand your anger, im glad you have chosen its your sisters decision, and it must have been a very hard conclusion to come to!!!! i will think of her in my prayers - and u and ur family as this is a tough time 4 all!!
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Worldwise, I am so sorry for your loss last September, that is when I lost my mama. I am so sorry about this sister too. You are right it is her decision. I have a prayer list on my blog that is listed in my profile. The prayer request list is at the very bottom of the blog, I will add you and your sister to this list. I will be praying for you and God will keep you strong and give you both peace.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thank you so much, mamacathie. It would be very much appreciated. I will say it again, MyLotters are the best.
@carolscash (9501)
• United States
20 Jun 07
God Bless you worldwise for being able to see that your sister had a hard decision to make and that she done what she believed was right for her. Please stand by her as she needs your support and love now more than ever. Maybe she is just not up to the treatment. Lord, be with this family now as they struggle to come to terms with the loss of a sister and child last September and now the illness of another one. Lord, we know that you can heal this person and we ask Lord that thy will be done with this life and your blessings be bestowed on everyone involved.Amen
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
20 Jun 07
You people here on MyLot are some of the most caring that I know. Thank you for your prayers, carolscash.
@smart23 (100)
• India
22 Jun 07
I am really sorry to hear that about ur sister. I will pray to god for ur sister. and also pray to god to give u and ur family members strength to handle the situation. God Bless u.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Sorry to hear about your sister worldwise. I will keep her in my prayers *hugs*
• United States
21 Jun 07
iwasjust like your sister. i had littleto no kidney function. i was on dialysis. Tell her to talk to her doctor aboutperitoneal dialysis. It is much better than hemo dialysis. What they so is place a cathetar in your abdomin. They can place it low, below the navel. You do a nightly treatment at home. What happens is that a certain amount of dialysis solution (which dependson how much your body can handle...some people like me are small and can't handle as much) is pumped into your peritoneal cavity which is in your abdomin. After a dwell time (also determined for each person) the fluid is pumped out. The amount of cycles the machine has to do durring the night depends on your needs as a kidney patient. You are leftwith a small amount of solution in your abdomin durring the day to help with clearance of toxins and to keep the cavity from drying out and closing down. It is a really gentle form of dialysis and you do it at home, which is nice. i hope your sister is at least willing to talk to her doctor about peritoneal dialysis.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I don't understand people who make those sort of decisions. I have Cerebral Palsy (a nurological disorder) and some complex health problems including very severe allergies. I have to take about 10 pills daily or I would die. But I'm not prepared to give up on life. I will take my meds and do whatever else I need to do to survive and stay here with the people I love, trying to accomplish my goals. You and your sister are both in my prayers.
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am so sorry to hear this. Yes it's her choice but doesn't she have ya'll to live for? I am 50/50 on this. Maybe she will change her mind? Either way, I will say a prayer for you and your family.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
21 Jun 07
This is very hard to respond to as I realize that your sister's mind seems to be made up...I don't know how much pain she's been in, but I would think that if she did undergo dialysis she could overcome her kidney problems,and that there could be some glimmer of hope, and I too, can understand your anger as well that she should decide to follow this decision of hers..But I will still keep both you and your sister in my prayers.
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am so sorry to hear that your sister is doing this bad, but you are right it is her choice to make. I am sure that she needs all the help and encouragement that you can give her in this time of need. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I am also sorry for the loss of your older sister. Just keep your chin up and help your sister through this time, and I wish you both the best of luck.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Maybe the lord will heal her naturally with all the prayer she will receive. I am going to take a minute and say a prayer for her also. I'm not sure how old she is, but maybe she is tired. I will pray for a good outcome for her and your family. May God bless all of you.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jun 07
I will say a prayer for your sister. i hope everything comes out alright.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I will include you in my nightly prayers...I am so very sorry to hear about your mom and sisters...You need a hug.....
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
20 Jun 07
i'm sorry to hear about ur sister, it must be hard, but dialysis is a hard treatment to undergo, sometimes it's best just to let go and understand she won't be suffering anymore. i will def. keep u and ur family in my prayers.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Sorry to hear about your sister. However, I think she made the right choice. My prayers are with her.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I think you are right to let her make her own decision. It is painful and you may be angry. I think many of us have been through similar situations with relatives, family and friends if we have been around for a while. I will say a prayer for her.