Yikes! I have had two days of misery trying to connect (cannulate) Sabine's fistula so that we can wash her blood (hemodialysis). I have spent nearly an hour each day trying to access her fistula and for about an HOUR of multiple "sticks" no luck.
This is problem-solving par excellence! I do what I think is the very same thing every day and some days it works and some days it does not (at least for a while). We haven't been completely shut out, though I have called the dialysis center for help and consulation -- we have not had to abandon the treatment and drive to the center in Madison (at least yet!).
So, I am begining to realize (again) I am not perfect. I was I was. But it just ain't the way life is.
God must be teaching me a lesson. Maybe that's it. And also teaching me the importance of patience.
For this, O Lord, I pray....
Some photos which, more than words, express what happened this morning. The "trash" and then, finally, a good "connection" and blood run!