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@hello1234, see my response to @somedaydialysisfree for hubby's dialysis treatment order. Yes most people start with hemo(in center) then PD then HOME hemo or HHD, then nocturnal hemo is available at your center. If you have someone who can give your mom the treatment doing HHD I would definitely consider that. It is a lot of work (5 sessions a week) and then you have to do the machine maintenance(very easy) but also deal with machine issues(not fun but can be resolved). All in all still much better than in-center because you can talk to your mom's dialysis neph and work out a dialysis script(how fast to run, how long, etc.) that work best for YOUR mom, not using cookie cutter script!! Every patient has different needs and have to find what works best for them IMHO.
I think the antibodies test is called DSA?? Not sure, it's still pending along with the 24 blood bp test. I'm concerned because hubby is off Myfortic and it's Myfortic that keeps the antibodies from forming??? I don't know the details. I mentioned this to the doctor at Mayo Az but he didn't seemed concerned. In fact, he says he prefers the Prograf/Everlolimus drug combination which is what hubby is on. It was great that we got to see the same doctor who initially recommended a change in drugs. Originally we were supposed to see a PA, but was changed due to schedule comflict!!
I do hope that you get your BK infection resolve. I'm happy to share what I learn so don't hesitate to ask questions.
BTW, I think I may have found out why the claims from Mayo are all showing out-of-network. It's another mess I'll have to resolve with our secondary I think it has to do with their internal processing of these claims!! Anyways, that's another story.