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Unfortunately, you can do little to effect change for your spouse beyond being sure he stays hydrated, takes his medications on time and avoids salt. Your being there for emotional support will do much!
There are many factors that affect the Creatinine levels like hydration, medications, illness, infection and even stress. As you may know, transplant teams use several consecutive readings looking for steadily rising CR numbers. It is NOT an instant snapshot of kidney function. A good rule to follow is if the transplant doctors are not worried, neither should you. Have faith in their ability to remedy whatever issue is causing the problem. Please try to stay calm while the team finds the answers.
Because of the initial loss of blood supply, when the kidney was harvested, it is common for Tx kidneys to be a tad "sleepy," as both of my Txs were. Fear not, this may not affect the function or quality of this Tx, when it does "wake up" fully.
There is no timetable for recovery. In my case the first Tx took three months, the second Tx, only 3 days, so look forward to recovery and try to stay calm as the Tx ream resolves the issues, if any.
UW health PDF
I got my transplant about 14 years ago. Now my weight more than 13 kg above normal range of my height and age. I want to lose weight. Can any body guide about diet and type of workout.
Need help. So i had my transplant about 4 years ago and so far everything is fine. However just yesterday i started feeling numbness and paint on my left hand. My AV fistula is placed in that arm about elbow height. Anyways i wanted to know does this mean my fistula has failed? There i no reason i should get an infection as i have never used it before i got it put on and got the call for a transplant before it was able to mature. Anyone had these issues with their fistula? I can no longer hear nor feel the buzzing/thrill and i kind of feel like a bit of a swollen vein that i am able to move up and down. Please Help a bit scared..
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