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"Spleen Baby": A Case Presentation of Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency in an Amish Neonate

Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD) is an autosomal recessive trait in which there is a lack of the enzyme pyruvate kinase. Because of this lack of pyruvate kinase, red blood cells are broken down more freely, thereby causing hemolytic anemia. 73 more words

2 years 1 month and a melt down later....

I should have started this blog 2 years ago when this all began. Can you imagine the things I could have said!!?? So now that we are 2 years and almost 2 months into complete renal failure, where do I begin. 958 more words

Podcast: Richard Cox - Things Are Not As They Seem

H.P. Lovecraft wrote:

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

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show #123: the three stigmata of palmer luckey

yes we are back: i know you missed jo and drax and our guest this week .

what are we talking about except oc3 and google vr? 433 more words


Unpredictability and Unreliability of Kidney Care

In the eight years since my husband and I started dealing with the symptoms of PKD we have learned some important lessons about the scope of care on offer. 1,310 more words


Blade Runner 2: The New Blaster?

This photo was released recently:

And on the left, in the shadows, are what appear to be two BR blasters: the original, and a new(?) design: 8 more words


Introductory Post

Welcome to bloatmarmot! This is a blog about living with Polycystic Kidney Disease from a wife’s perspective.

Over the last seven years my husband Jimmy has been surviving with an inherited genetic disorder most commonly referred to as PKD. 591 more words