End Stage Renal Failure
I have a friend who is 79 years old and was diagnosed with PKD when she was in her 30s. She was diagnosed with kidney failure in one kidney two years go and this past December found herself in the ER with massive swelling and end stage renal failure. She is been having dialysis since just a few days before Christmas 2016. Her overall kidney function was 5% then and is 5% now. Just two weeks ago she began having dialysis overnight at home. My question, is there ever a point when dialysis does not work? If someone is on life-support, they will continue to live as long as they are connected to the machine. Is this the same with dialysis? Or will there be a point where she will have to be on a machine 24 hours a day?
Hi everyone.. Do any of you have muscle cramping as you approach(ed) Stage 5? I'm probably at around 13-14 GFR now, and am starting to get some recurring cramping - especially feet and ankle areas. It's not chronic, but starting to be more than just a fluke cramp here or there I think. Just wondering if this is something that is common.Thanks,Steve
hi, I am 16 and was diagnosed with PKD 3 years ago. I've always had mixed feelings about my diagnosis. On the one hand, i have seen what several of my family members have had to go through with dialysis and transplants. However it doesn't feel real because I have no symptoms. I had an ultrasound recently, and seeing the cysts on screen was hard to experience. I joined this group because I wanted...
Hello all. I'm looking to connect with others for support in helping my husband manage issues around PKD and deteriorating health. We have been lucky to be rather symptom free, but more recently things have started to decline. He found that his function is down to 20% and we are looking at likely needing dialysis or transplant in the next year. Since this time he has felt more fatigued and...
Hi all,I wrote here about 6 months ago...i was very anxious and scared , diagnosed with pkd accidently (no symptoms)... my father was a very complicated case , died 2 years ago in 3rd transplant surgery(!). He had very big kidneys and very high blood pressure from young age.I feel better now mentally and Im optimistic.I'm 28.5 recently did an mri , my right kidney looks better than the left...