When my oldest son was on dialysis, his port was in his abdomen. He did peritoneal dialysis and would take all his exchange supplies with him in a backpack and go to Disney World and be gone all day. He never complained of being cold but he was on dialysis in summer time. His transplant took place on Sept. 2, 2000 He was in his early 20's when he went into kidney failure. He is now 36 years old.
That is so wonderful to hear!! My DH was not a transplant candidate & it would have been too much for him and/or I to have on peritoneal dialysis, so he was on hemodialysis for the last 6 years of his life. G-d Bless your son & may he watch over him so he lives a long & happy life.