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A friend will have his right kidney removed in November. He has a small couch and bed. Is a recliner better to sleep in once I get him home? He is 51, what kind of support, emotional and physical do I need to give to him. What foods do I serve? Just any tips in general will help.
Here's a tip I wish someone would have told me: Ask to have a catheter put in while you are asleep in...
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Here's a tip I wish someone would have told me:
Ask to have a catheter put in while you are asleep in surgery.
The worst pain I experienced was trying to urinate after the surgery. You also have to get help to get up every single time, and moving around isn't fun. Then I ended up having a blood clot blocking in my bladder and had to have a catheter put in. As you can imagine, if urinating was extremely painful, getting the catheter put in was a nightmare. That area is heavily irritated after the surgery. When I had a follow up at an actual urologist later on, the nurse could not believe I had that done while I was awake right after the surgery.
So if you have the catheter put in while you are asleep in surgery you don't have to worry about pain when urinating after, trying to get up to go to the bathroom, having a blood clot blocking in your bladder, or experiencing the terrible pain of having the catheter put in. You can just rest in your bed and heal.
Also just an FYI, I was terrified of having pain with the stent removal and it wasn't bad at all! It's actually really relieving and you feel so much better when it's no longer there.
MY DAUGHTER WAS JUST DIAGONSED WITH KINDEY FAILURE LAST YEAR SHE IS ALMOST 5 YEARS OLD AND I WAS WONDERING SHE HAS A BACTERIAL INFECTION IS THAT BAD I DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THIS ALL CAUSE I AM NEW TO IT IF ANYONE HAS ANY ADVISE ON THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW THANK YOUView Thread
For about a week I have had some discomfort in my lower back, and the sides of my lower back, and it also feels internal. The past 2 days the pain is growing and becoming more constant especially late in the day, what could this be and should I rush to the hospital?View Thread
My daughter,13 years old, was diagnosed this May with Nephrotic Syndrome. She never had any problems then all the sudden, her ankle swelled up on day. After ER visit, a doppler to rule out blood clot, a urine specimen was done. She is releasing to much protein through her kidney. She is on Prednisone, Cyclosporine, Lacets, and Lisiprol. I am afraid all the meds may be doing more harm than good. She has constant swelling in her ankles, acne,stomach upset, and has had 1 week in the hospital after she gain 33 lbs. of fluid in 3 days. She was given albumin and lost all but 5 lbs. Anyone with any advise or similar experiences??? This is all new to me and I am worried about my daughter.View Thread
Please do not have a CT scan with contrast dye if you have polycystic kidney disease. It is harmful and you can land up in the hospital with renal failure and when you do get better - your kidneys won't function the same as when you were before the contrast dye. According to the article "nursing2010:May; page 29 column 3 it states "Avoid intervasuclar ioldinated contrast media whenever possible. If it must be used, the patient should receive treatment to protect the kidneys, such as using N-acetylcysteine prophylactially (off-label use) and adequately hydrating the patient before and after the study".
Thank you, I just found this out this past week because I almost had this done. Please have your urologist and nephrologist schedule all the tests. They are the most informed.View Thread
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