New to KD&D site: Questions about Acute Renal Failure

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MamaLama
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   Posted 12/3/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hubby was hospitalized recently after colonoscopy/endoscopy with acute pain in right flank.  They assumed he was having a pancreatitis episode and put him to bed, gave him pain meds and put him on fluids.  Maybe that horrible prep got things mixed up. Finally got the labs today and discover a new DX in his record:  Acute Renal Failure.  I see in the bloods that they checked every day because his BUN and creatinin, and sodium and potassium, and and etc were out of normal ranges.
 
As hubby has ESLD, cirrhosis,and  hep C, but previously no mention of kidney problems, does an acute episode resolve?  Or will this be one more of the fun problems that will keep propping up...like acites and bleeding and wearyness and upside down sleeping pattern...etc.
 
One day he had fluid retention and fever and was admitted to hospital with peritonitis;  and amonth later he is dehydrated and needs fluids for renal failure!   Is there something we should be doing better?
 
Mama Lama
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted Today 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey MamaLama! yes, an acute epidsode can resolve but that question is do they know why it happened in the first place? I am sorry it took so long to reply back, I didnt see this post until now!

Have the doctors answered your questions yet or do you have any other questions I might be able to help you with??? Welcome to the Kidney forum of healing well and sorry again it took so long to notice this post
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