Our Teddy Bear's Journey

Theodore was born with renal failure. This is his story.

About PD

on September 27, 2012

Just thought I’d throw out a few links for those of you who have been asking me what peritoneal dialysis is/isn’t.

Briefly: it cleans the blood using the peritoneum as a filter. (the peritoneum is a membrane that lines your abdominal cavity.) It gives you approx 10% kidney function. It does not repair kidneys. You cannot live on dialysis forever.

 

http://www.nationalkidneycenter.org/treatment-options/kidney-dialysis/peritoneal-dialysis/?gclid=COb9pY-517ICFegWMgod9wkAow

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peritoneal-dialysis-4391

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/peritoneal-dialysis/MY00282

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