‘No, Kat is not yellow!’ This is a quick update from my last post and it was exactly the phase that Kat posted on her mother’s answer machine first – even before saying “this is Kat”. Her mother enjoyed the humor and was also relieved that the clinic nurses,that Kat sees once per month, all thought Kat was not an alien (sometimes I am not sure!). Also, Kat will see her kidney Doctor a few days from now as she does every month. I also found out that any peritoneal dialysis patient can go online (if they are treated by the Davita clinic, which is I believe, are the majority of clinics in the USA for kidney patients) to find out their own monthly lab results even before the nurses or Doctor does!
Also, I like to mention two other resources for caregivers. The first is for my readers who just want to chat, follow other care givers (of any kind), and want quick information. I tend to chat more on this blog or on Facebook but many others can follow CaregivingCafe on Twitter. Yes, I love the photo of the lady holding up her coffee cup as if to toast her follow care givers! I been following them for several months now but I have to ask, one of these days, if that is the actual person sending the tweets and retweets. Anyway, if you are on Twitter I highly recommend following CaregivingCafe. Another site (which I found from Caregiving Cafe) is www.disability.gov which has loads of information – including, for an example, an article this week on various financial resources and income solutions for care givers. Something I desperately was looking for when I first found out that I had a new job – Care Giving for Kat (and I thought she bossy before!).