Hi Hara! I'm Amy's friend that was on dialysis and now doing great! Your friend is blessed to have someone who cares enough to make an effort to understand! God Bless you! Dialysis is tough and it can make you weak and drained, especially at first. Your friend needs lots of support and encouragement. It is VITAL to follow fluid restriction, NEVER EVER MISS dialysis or leave early and follow DIET very carefully. ALL of these things have a profound effect on your outcome!
Like Amy said, miraculously, my kidney function improved and I was able to come off. My doc did not think it was possible. Tell your friend there is always hope. Is transplantation an option for you friend? I will be praying for you and your friend. Please let me know if you have any specific questions that I can answer. Been there, done that! Judy