Hi all, My dad needs some more prayers please.... He'll be having surgery tomorrow. He is having a catheter placed into his abdominal cavity (peritoneal cavity) for this dialysis machine that we can bring home & hook dad up to at night, so that he can have the dialysis done while sleeping, it's called CCPD (continuous cycling paritoneal dialysis). The incison takes about 2-3 weeks to heal completely, and they will be training dad & mom on the machine, my brother & I will also learn the basics. After he is healed and is trained, he and the machine will be allowed to come home - about a month (happy happy joy joy :grin: ). The shunt in his arm now will remain there in case something goes wrong. The main thing the doctors are worried about is the chance of peritonitis..... if dad happens to get it...in his weak state.... he could.....well I don't want to go there :ball: They are also not sure how much longer he has... :ball: :ball: so with this machine he can be home with the family where he should be, wants to be & where he will be the happiest. As most of you know he's been in the nursing home since he fell back in May, he was getting better,walking, doing rehad, but took a turn for the worst when he fell again and messed up his shoulder. The nursing home sucks big time.... only giving him a 900 calorie diet, he can't go outside (they have called him litter while waiting outside for my mom :af: ) there are no activites for him to get involved in, so with all of that...... My dad is not the same man he was when he went in, which I'm having a hard time with..... he didn't know who I was when I first walked in to see him the other day. took him about 5mins to figure it out. So if y'all wonderful folks could add dad to your prayer list I would be greatful. Thanks, Beth P.S. I have been informed NOT to change our plans for Salem. Dad told mom....."you tell that daughter of ours to go have fun & race"