Dad’s failing kidneys: What might I expect with dialysis?
I was just told that my fathers kidneys have dropped to 18% (they've held at 25% for many years) and dialysis and/or hospice are his choices. I would like to be educated on the rigors of dialysis. He has a type of cancer, myeloma, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, previous heart issues, fairly deaf (cochlear implant) and is 87 years old. He has aged so much over the last few years, we were blaming isolation of COVID, his only activity is reading, which is getting harder and his hearing, even with the implant, is getting worse so I know he has to feel isolated. 3 years ago he was golfing a couple of times a week. Now he is winded walking to the end of the driveway. I would just like to hear what some of the side effects are and what to expect with dialysis. Thank you so much for this forum.