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Old 02-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Dad on Dialysis - Is that it for him for Disney?

My dad is 87 and my mom is 76, and they love Disney, but my dad is now on Dialysis (for the past 6 months). He will never be off it, as he is not a candiate for a transplant.

I know they would love to do Disney again. I would love to get as much info as I can for them. The problem I think there would be is:

1. they would not have a car
2. they are a limited income (my sister and I usually pay for their accommodations)
3. they will be staying on property so they can have Magical express and buses.

Is there a Dialysis center close to Disney World?
Do you they have any transportation (bus) to get there?
How easy is it to get set up?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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You might be able to start here.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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One of the closer dialysis centers is Celebration Dialysis. Their phone number is (407) 566-1780. Another center is Orlando Dialysis at (407) 426-9212.
I do not know if transportation is provided or if they would have to call a taxi. I am sending you a PM with some info as well.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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My DH goes to Celebration Dialysis when we visit WDW. We stay at BWV and he generally takes a cab--bell services arranges the first ride then he works something out with the cab driver so he gets the same person every day. Round trip runs about $50-$55.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #5
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Thanks so much, if anyone has any more info on making the trip easier, or tips, please keep them coming!

Very much appreciated!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
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Margaret, you didn't say if your Dad was on hemo or PD; I'm presuming hemo. Aside from the transportation, the social worker at his dialysis center should be able to contact the centers close to WDW and get the information he needs. If he is using DaVita, it will likely be a no brainer setting him up there. If he uses an independent, that might be a bit more of an issue. But I think the first step would be to work with the social worker at his center. That's the kind of thing they do really well.
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That is such a nice idea to spread the petals around.

Since this trip is just the two of us, I have made plans for things she has not or could not do with my dad. New memories, because there are going to be some tears shed this trip with all the old memories of past visits.
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Sorry to hear about your loss (OP and canopynut66, too).

The first trip after a loss is hard, but you will make many new memories.
We had many trips over the years with my mother in law and father in law. When he died, mother in law was not sure she ever wanted to o back. The first few days of our first trip back without him were hard, but we knew he would want us to enjoy ourselves.

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