Well, we have our new machine and i have loved it from the start but wondering if anything could be wrong with it, or ............if it's Bo's fistula, my sticks or????? thats causing us to get 24 alarms now, when we wernt so shortly ago. First, it just seems that I am haveing to press with real force to get through the toughened skin at the entrence of the fistula,( then,,, i can use the 'touch' method as it does slip easly into the tunnel).. It's almost like a wart. When we just started, i know i probably thickened it by scrapping to vigerously on the area to get scabs, and skin off it. Is it time for new buttonholes? and, another question is .. For the first hour or so, his pressures run A 115 V 117... and E very close to those numbers as well. Then,,, after an hour or so, his A will shoot up. What im seeing is that the area (vein) just below the A needle has got more hump to it now and the wings of the needle are touching it and making it have more pressure. Also the angle of the V has changed and the wings of that can press on the tunnel area of the A .... Thats what 'seems' to be at least part of the issue, but during this time, if i sit him strait up, with feet down, it seems to take care of it as well. Whats going on here??? I miss our smooth runs
ps..... how do i encourage our center to let us use (and for them to provide) the 3/4 needle. They are completly uninterested in letting us do this. Also,, his fistula is in his lower left arm and we dont have a lot of area to work with...