Re: what is next after kidney shut down??
Do some research. Ask your doctors. My husband had chronic renal failure for about 10 years, then last year was in the hospital for three months to save his leg with third by-pass, went into acute renal failure. Declared him End Stage Renal Disease. He has been on dialysis since last April..three times a week. Because he is 79 with multiple comorbidities, we have no idea how long dialysis will help him...
Your nephrologist should be answering your questions, since there are many co-factors.