May 29, 2013 - 3:40 pm
Hi there - I was looking for some advice about my Dad. Just over two years ago Dad had major surgery for cancer of the kidney which had spread to his ureter and bladder. He had his bladder completley removed and now wears a stoma bag; he also had his left kidney, ureter, and prostrate removed. He went into the hospital on the 11th April and came out middle of May. He was extremely ill and we thought we might lose him. He turned 80 just recently. Yesterday he told me that his GFR rating is 32 and he has climbing levels of protein in his urine. 32 places him at the top end of stage 3B CKD doesn't it? If he slips three more points he will go into stage 4 CKD. I would like to know what this means for Dad? Should we be worried that he is going to become very ill again or is it possible that the consultants can keep his GFR ratings steady and thus keep his health maintained at its current level? He has been through so much (including losing our Mum at the end of 2012) and I know he wont be able to face dialysis. I just wondered if anyone understood the likely progression in cases like this?