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    Do you recommend kidney dialysis for a c5 quadriplegia who is 55years old and 35years old as a quad? Who also has numerous heath problems. My personal opinion doesnt think im strong enough…. What do guys think especially SCI Nurse?

    #2
    For the sake of clarity, is the alternative you’re considering letting the kidney failure take your life?

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      #3
      Is your kidney specialist-nephrologist recommending dialysis? The dialysis nurses are experts. They can tweak everything such as dialysate liquid to do a slow removal to not drop your blood reassure etc.. it is safe. If you need it, you must do it. Fluid will back up and there are many issues with complete renal failure and if continues not compatible with life. CWO
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        SCI Nurse thank you so much for getting back to me!🙏🏼 I have such a poor immune system over the years oh having this Super Pubic catheter that antibiotics are a big problem for me. I have a low grade uti always and I heard that water intake is seriously reduced. Will infections just take over eventually just as soon or maybe 2 months later then if I just dont do it? Thank you SCI nurse for yor comment back to me and your compasion and your wisdom!😀🙏🏼

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          #5
          Hello,
          I have a C2 SCI and I'm already on dialysis for 18 years now. It needs time to adapt, but once they find the optimal settings for you (like eg the speed of the pumps) you get used to it and it becomes easier. I have a normal SCI life on the days that I am free of dialysis.

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            #6
            RH-DH Are you an incomplete or complete quadriplegia?

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            • RH_DH
              RH_DH commented
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              Complete quadriplegia

            #7
            3x a week is the usual but some do it once a week. Do you have a kidney infection? I don't know what UTI’s have to do with dialysis. If your kidney isn’t filtering you will build up fluid and toxins and then have difficulty breathing and your heart will have problems. Your calcium and potassium will be out for f whack and it will give you heart irregularities. Why don’t you visit a dialysis center and talk to them? The posts from others who have had or having dialysis. What stage of kidney failure are you in? CWO
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #8
              They limit your water intake and that usually gives me a painful Uti. I have a super pubic catheter that I hate. My kidneys are done I have stage 4/5. Yes everything is wrong with my kidneys im on tons of diuretics. Tons of fluid retention that I cant sleep, l can only sleep on my right side. Probably go to hospital Tuesday! Yuck….

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                #9
                Are you still producing urine? If you are getting dialysis you can have 32 ounces+ amount of urine produced. You need to see your nephrologist. I don’t think you would have more painful UTIs with dialysis. CWO
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                  #10
                  Thank you Sci-Nurse I just don’t want to be suffering just to live a couple more months. Like cancer patients I think doctors go way beyond where they should stop! I seen it too close in my relatives its crap. Ugh damnit why dont we evolve to let us have a choice for our own life. Sorry for that short rant. 🙏🏼👨🏽‍🦼🙋🏻‍♂️❤️

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                    #11
                    Found this thread late so may not be of any help. I've been on Peritoneal Dialysis for 5 years. It's an every night at home routine but is much easier on the body than Hemo and usually requires less dietary restrictions. Does require assistance if you don't have functioning hands. Machine is small enough you can take it on the road if you are able to travel.

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                      #12
                      Thank you I’ll look into Rojo! 😀

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                        #13
                        Is an option for some. CWO
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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