dialysis and end of life :(

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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935 posts
Busy bee

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry you are going through this. It’s very difficult to lose a loved one.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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 # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

godd bless

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