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Going, Going, Gone by Paul Curran

“Hi, my name is Paul.”

“Hey Paul, I’m Bernard.”

“I’ve never seen you here before Bernard, are you new?”

“This is my first time. I came in through Emergency. 1,734 more words


Mia & Feline Kidney Disease

It just so happened that I caught Miley Cyrus’ performance on SNL last night, which focused expressly on mourning for her dead pets. While this was likely bizarre for most viewers, it was eerily poignant for my girlfriend and I. 769 more words


Starfruit: Which Came First, the Hiccups or Kidney Failure?

It’s a safe bet that all of us, at one time or another, has had the hiccups – involuntary contractions of the diaphragm that suddenly shuts the opening between the vocal cords, making the classic hiccup sound and causing mini-convulsions. 1,178 more words

Featured Poison

Hemodialysis patient offers tips (Part 1)

SURVIVAL TIP: Although we can’t always be happy with our health and the life we have, we must accept that we cannot change some things. I just have to make the best of it. 771 more words



“I take you to be my husband/wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, … 1,627 more words

Kidney Disease & Failure

Kidney disease and renal failure are general terms used to describe problems with the kidneys and their ability to function properly. Kidney disease is one of the most common problems we see in pets at Castle Vets in Reading. 1,270 more words


Dialysis is never a sure thing

SURVIVAL TIP: September 13–19 is designated by the Southeastern Kidney Council as Nephrology Nurses Week. Without the nurses to provide care, information and a listening ear, dialysis would be much worse. 752 more words