Re: Can you die from Kidney failure before you see a doc.
the one huge thing to always keep in mind here is if you should ever feel that something is getting much worse or just not 'right", you always have that ER option. once they do some testing, they would in most cases actually contact his doc and let him know what they feel is needed, like a moved up immediate type of appt?
i am also wondering given what you have posted about his feelings here that he has appeared to have given up? that he may also be suffering from at least some level of depression as well? when we are in certain types of situations where we just cannot really feel or see 'hope' in our future, that depression can really kick into high gear. it has with me and all my medical nightmares i am dealing with like all at one time. you just get into the 'why bother" nothing is going to get better type of thinking mode inside your head that at times is really difficult to kick.
if he is suffering from already Dxed depresssion,or it has not been yet Dxed with him, he REALLY needs to see someone about this and getting onto some type of anti depressant too. it would just have to be geared toward dealing with the kidney disease and metabolization issues too.
but, if anything at anytime just does not feel right to you, just take him to the ER and let them decide that next step here for you based upon their eval at that time. i really had to go thru this ALOT when my youngest son who was only 12 at the time, was going thru liver failure. we spent ALOT of time in many different ERs depending upon what the particular issue was that changed in him. it is a good 'back up' option that is just always there 24/7 ya know? i do hope things get better for you both. but i would really see about the possible depression thing. fixing just THAT alone could help alot with his overall additude during a pretty overwhelming time for him with everything else. please let me know how you are doing. marcia
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Last edited by feelbad; 07-26-2009 at 08:47 AM.
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