... Since this dialysis became a part of her life, she has more energy and appetite to enjoy her life again. However, she thinks that she will never be able to take a trip, even a short one by car because of this treatment which does require a lot of care for cleanness to avoid any infection. Is it possible for a peritoneal dialysis patient to travel as long as the patient can take his/her machine with the necessary supplies with him/her? I do not want her illness to imprison her in such a small radius of life style. If she can, what should she watch out for in order not to get infected during a trip?
Thank you for your time and help!
Concerned daughter-in-law of the peritoneal dialysis patient
I think as long as she uses her Alcavis carefully before each exchage and after, as directed by her nurse/doctor, plus do her transfers in a still-air environment (also as directed) she should be fine. I know we have to do all of our exchanges even in the event of natural disasters, so my belief is that the Alcavis is the key to keeping our exchanges sanitary, as much as our masks and hand washing etc, as we are instructed. I think if we were unable to wash from a natural disaster taking our clean water, I would have to use my hand sanitizer and my Alcavis to do my exchange. I have not traveled yet myself but I would not hesitate to, i would just have to pack an extra travel bag, whether I were to be doing manual or machine exchanges.
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