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    Please tell me what some of u have done for sickness, my hubby was given the news of having stage 4 CKD a week ago, still waiting to see the Nephrologist, in the meantime he is throwing up....Please help, Seems that everything he is eating is making him sick...PLEASE RESPOND

  • #2
    Re: Sick...Really Sick

    The main issue when nausia kicks in is ussually potassium phosphates and lots of other "toxins" that are building up in his system. You need to have a look at his blood results and change his diet accordingly. What other symptoms does he have. Is his heart beating very fast? Is he itching? Does he have no concentration?

    - Get a doctors appointment urgently
    - Get his latest bloodtests.
    - change his diet to exlcude the problems
    - reduce his fluid intake

    Let me know if there is anything else I can assist with.
    Please note: Any advice given is given from my own experience and not medical advice.

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    • #3
      Re: Sick...Really Sick

      You have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, which can result from problems such as infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney stones, circulation problems, and reactions to medication. Having kidney disease means making many changes in your life. Learn as much as you can about it so that you can better adjust to these changes. Here are some things you can do to help your condition.
      Diet Changes
      • Cut back on salt.
      o Limit canned, dried, packaged, and fast foods.
      o Don’t add salt to your food at the table.
      o Season foods with herbs instead of salt when you cook.
      • Reduce the potassium in your diet, as instructed.
      o Use bread and cereal items that are not whole-grain.
      o Avoid nuts, peanut butter, dried beans, and peas.
      o Avoid salt substitutes, such as Mrs. Dash, Morton Salt Substitute, and AlsoSalt.
      o Cut back on protein. East less meat, milk products, yogurt, eggs, and cheese.
      • Eat small, frequent meals that are high in fiber and calories.
      Other Home Care
      • Avoid wearing yourself out or becoming overly fatigued.
      • Get plenty of rest and increase the amount of sleep you get at night.
      • Move around and bend your legs to avoid getting blood clots when you rest for a long period of time.
      • Weigh yourself every day. Do this at the same time of day and in the same kind of clothes. Keep a record of your daily weights.
      • Take your medications exactly as directed.
      • Keep all medical appointments.
      • Take steps to control high blood pressure or diabetes. Talk to your doctor for advice.
      • Talk to your doctor about dialysis. You may benefit from this procedure.
      Follow-Up
      Make a follow-up appointment as directed by your medical staff.
      When to Call Your Doctor
      Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:
      • Trouble eating or drinking
      • Weight loss/gain of more than 2 pounds in 24 hours or more than 5 pounds in 7 days
      • Little or no urine output
      • Trouble breathing
      • Muscle aches
      • Fever of 100.4°F or higher, or chills
      • Blood in your urine or stool
      • Bloody discharge from your nose, mouth, or ears
      • Severe headache or a seizure
      • Vomiting
      • Swelling of legs or ankles
      Please note: Any advice given is given from my own experience and not medical advice.

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      • #4
        Re: Sick...Really Sick

        Hi JoyMc, I really feel for you and your hubby, Des offered some real great advice and I hope one of these formula's work to help your hubby feel better. My fiance Karen will be on dialysis soon and I'm absorbing as much info as I can to make sure her experience is as smooth as possible.
        Best wishes to both of you,
        MdGuyS~
        http://slelupuskarenguy.com

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        • #5
          Re: Sick...Really Sick

          Your Dr can give you nausea medicine....Zofran works very well for my husband.

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          • #6
            Re: Sick...Really Sick

            My husband had what we called "morning sickness" off and on for about 2 years. Lots of nausea and vomiting, only it lasted most of the day. My understanding is the toxins were building up in his body and this was one of the side affects. Once he started in center hemo he has been "nausea free" and has a great appetite. It was really bad when his GFR was 8 and getting higher. He started hemo just this September. Through diet, exercise, neph recommendations, and prayer he held off dailysis for almost 13 years from time of diagnosis of ESRD. Good communication with your neph and dietician regarding any of your concerns is very important.
            Cathy
            Wife of kidney patient age 51
            Caregiver for husband
            In center hemodialysis 1+ years
            Recent live donor kidney transplant 09/21/10

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            • #7
              Re: Sick...Really Sick

              I meant my husbands creatinine was 8 not his GFR, and when he started he was 12. He got pretty sick prior to hemo. He had a hard time making the commitment to start treatment, but other than the time commitment it's going great.
              Cathy
              Wife of kidney patient age 51
              Caregiver for husband
              In center hemodialysis 1+ years
              Recent live donor kidney transplant 09/21/10

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