Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?
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Dialysis or Transplant – Which is the lessor evil/better salvation?


I have been inspired to write about this difficult topic by Big D and Me’s blog post Dialysis or Transplant:  The Big Decision.  He shared his experience and really voiced our experience also. In our early years of dialysis the nephrologist said that not everyone chooses a transplant.  They had someone on dialysis for 20-years.  … Continue reading

Three kids?!
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Three kids?!


I must be a total nutcase.  A glutton for punishment.  I would love to have a third child. Life with a toddler and baby is challenging.  The sleep deprivation.  Food differences.  Laundry (mainly because of the amount of baby barf).  Trying to pack everyone up to go out takes at around an  hour.  Feeding.  Diapers.  … Continue reading

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Not Again – Update


It seems as though Franklin made the right choice.  Seems as though.. They immediately do an x-ray, draw blood for testing, do 2-hrs of dialysis using his fistula instead of his line.  He has a bit of trouble breathing.  His left lung has some noise.  Possibility of pneumonia, infection of the dialysis line (which is … Continue reading

Balancing – Final Act (He’s Home)
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Balancing – Final Act (He’s Home)


After a crazy 5 days documented in my Balancing series, Franklin is back home. I want to thank everyone for their support, kind words, and love.  I appreciate you reading our journey and trying to understand someone of the ups and downs that is our lives. He was finally discharged.  Not 100%, but at least … Continue reading

Help or Burden?
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Help or Burden?


My parents, Marcus’ Godmother, my nieces, and my favourite brother (also, Marcus’ Godfather) are my go-to people when I need help.  They are there for us every time.  I trust them completely with my children.  I know they love them and us completely. I feel so guilty asking for their help each time Franklin has … Continue reading

Balancing Act II
Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) / Kidney Failure / Till death do us part - We're Married

Balancing Act II


No Zumba. No Swimming lessons.  But at least I was going to go see him.  All thanks to the time, generosity, kindness, patience, and unconditional love of Marcus’ Godmother and my parents.  My parents would watch my toddler while  W. would drive me down to see The Husband and wait in the car with the … Continue reading