Originally Posted by Jrobaby
Hello there, I am curious to find out more about your situation. My dad is in stage 5 renal failure, but he has not had to start dialysis. He got his first fistula this week in his left arm, but we do not expect him to start dialysis asap.
Hope I am not too late
Stage 5 is the most critical stage.
You have to identify the cause of disorder whether it is chronic or acute.
Better get your dad confined in the hospital..
If it is acute, there is still hope for full recovery...check if the kidneys shrunk ..do a full abdominal test if you still have time..
To reverse the failing kidneys, your doctor may first use steroid transfusion
and inject diuretics to help release some water...Hemodialysis is next...
If you perform dialisys before taking steroids, there is a possibility that your creatinine level and Blood nitrogen urea(BUN) may go up!
If it is chronic...your best option would be stem cell and kidney transplant.
Hope the information is helpful.
Good luck to you dad