My Dad is suffering from kidney failure due to a tumor obstructing the bladder. His creatinine level has gone from 445 umol/L to 525 umol/L in 8 days and urea from 12.8mmol/L to 18.1mmol/L. The urologist he went to see on Friday is too busy to see him today to plan for a nephrostomy tube!! This doctor never even suggested dialysis of any sort. Is dialysis an option? Please can you tell me at what level is creatinine fatal and if there is anything I can do to help him?
Unfortunately the higher the creatinine the lower the kidney function level.
I'm sorry I don't know how to convert your dad's numbers to American numbers.
There is site to see what his GFR (kidney function) is: http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/gfr_calculator.cfm
Dialysis usually starts anytime time after GFR drops below 15%
The lower the GFR the more dangerous it can be for the patient.
When the kidney function drops, more toxins, minerals and water accumulates, that's what makes it dangerous.
Have a good talk with Dr about the plan of action to take.
A renal diet might be useful to try to keep your dad's creatine from rising and/or GFR from dropping.
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