Posted 11/24/2015 4:45 PM (GMT -7)
Rubi, As David says, kidneys are often damaged by liver disease. Before Transplant, Mike was hospitalized several times with acute kidney failure. This is temporary and he got this function back. Chronic kidney failure is the bad one, then you need dialysis.
Mike was transplanted in 2011, but he still had Hep C until the new drugs were available. So he didn't take the meds until spring of last year, giving Hep C 3 years to damage the new liver. Like you, he is considered to have Stage 3 Renal Disease. His GFR has never normalized after ESLD and the Transplant. His was 34 last week. That seems low, but it is what it is. He glad to be alive and virus free and feeling pretty well.
I am one to talk, because I get upset when his numbers are slightly mixed up, but there isn't much to do about the situation but keep hydrated, eat well, low sodium, no alcohol, and keep as much kidney function as possible for as long as possible.