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My neighbor has/had PKD- he is 51 now - sm

Posted By: XXX on 2006-07-31
In Reply to: OT-Anyone have polycystic kidney disease? - At Home MT

He has had it for years, since he was about 35 or so. He has always been a vegatarian and the doctors said that helped him stay healthy as long as he did. He did start to eat meat and eggs some though as he got worse for the protein though. He was doing quite well until about 18 months ago when he started getting worse. He ended up have right and left radical nephrectomies, and lived on peritoneal dialysis at home and used a cycler at night. He was due to have a transplant about 2 weeks or so after the double nephrectomy but unfortunately at the last minute the donor was deemed unacceptable after they looked at her kidneys via a CT (to figure out which one to take) and found issues with hers with blood vessels and the fact that her kidneys were not functioning at 100% capacity (about 60% between the 2 of them), so that nixed the transplant. Luckily he did very well on dialysis (he has some other issues going on as well such as permanent vertigo due to the former hospital he was going to screwed up and have him the wrong antibiotics when the PD access got infected--ones you do not give a patient with no kidneys and he ended up with antibiotic poisoning which unfortunately resulted in permanent damage). So he ended up on the transplant list. Fortunately for him a young blood relative with no sign of PKD stepped forward and donated a kidney in January. He has done great and the donor has done quite well too. He still cannot drive or work due to the veritgo but is trying to get better with that with some PT though I don't think it will ever go away. I am "on-call" if he ever needs anything since I am usually home and his wife works about 35 minutes away. I don't see them too often but I know he is well as his wife and I email on a regular basis. Obviously everyone is different, but I do a lot of kidney transplant reports and for the most part they go very well. I have only done about 10 or so due to PKD though, most kidney failures are due to other issues from what I can tell from my experience anyways. All I can say it read up, ask plenty of questions and don't be shy about asking friends and relatives about a transplant when/if it comes to that. The list can take anywhere from 2-5 years or longer and they won't list you until you need it basically. You have to meet the parameters of need first. I hope it all works out for you though.

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