Post # 1
My strong and sturdy father just called me bawling and sobbing because they are going to take my grandpa off dialysis and let him pass on. He is ready to go, but it is so heart wrenching to watch a family member die, and my family is in a lot of pain right now. He will be my first grandparent who passes on, and my FI hasn’t even gotten a chance to meet him yet.
I wondered if any of the bees could answer my question about… how many days/weeks does a person usually live when they are taken off dialysis? How long does he have left?
Post # 3
@wildflowerbee: my mom works at a nursing home so I see this frequently.. it varies on the person, Ive seen people go as soon as hours, others a week some lived on for longer. I think it depends on their personal health other than the kidney issue. being that he is elderly, he may go sooner.
I will pray for you and your family, I am sorry to hear this. my thoughts are with you. Hopefully it will be peaceful and all of you can band together and get through this.
Post # 4
I have no idea hun, but people get dialysis because their kidneys don’t function (from my understanding). People need their kidneys to function, they are vital organs. So I would try and be at his bedside.
Post # 5
I’m sorry you are going through this. It’s very difficult to lose a loved one.
Post # 6
Hi there, I’m a nurse. So sorry you are going through this. Like said above, it varies with everyone. Most people I witnessed were gone within a week or so, but there’s always faster and slower. Thoughts to your family <3
Post # 7
@wildflowerbee: I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa. My FIs great uncle passed a week after he was taken off dialysis.
Post # 8
@wildflowerbee: I’m so sorry we lost my mom to kidney failure four years ago and my cousin’s grandma to it last year. Generally they say up to two weeks. I know your family’s pain and I’m so sorry you have to go through this.
Post # 9
Thank you bees, it means a lot to have a community here
Post # 10
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I am so sorry! My grandma just passed away a couple of months ago, so I know how you must be feeling. She was on hospice, so it was expected as well. I don’t know anything about dialysis, but your family is in my thoughts. The only consolation I have is that I’m glad she isn’t in pain anymore!
Post # 11
I’m sorry you are going through this. My sympathy To you and yours.
my father lasted 4 days. He went to a hospice home and was kept very comfortable with medication. It was just an amazing experience and he did not suffer.
I am all about. Hospice care.