Schedules & Forms
Take your temperature at least once a day and record it. If your temperature is 100˚ Fahrenheit or greater, call the transplant nurse. If you feel like you have a fever or the chills, take your temperature and record it more often. If you have a fever of over 100˚ Fahrenheit after three months post-transplant, call your local doctor.
Celsius and Fahrenheit Equivalents
37˚ C = 98.6˚ F
38˚ C = 100.4˚ F
39˚ C = 102.2˚ F
40˚ C = 104.0˚ F
Weigh yourself every morning at approximately the same time, wearing the same amount of clothes, on the same scale, and record it. Use your scale as a guide to help control weight gain. If you gain more than two pounds over one day or four pounds over seven days, call the transplant nurse.
Take your blood pressure at about the same time every day, two times per day, and record it every time. Know what your blood pressure should be before you leave the hospital. Do not take your blood pressure on the arm with a dialysis fistula or graft. Remember, blood pressure that is too high or too low can damage your pancreas-kidney.