I have rapidly changing numbers and have gone from normal range to stage 3 in a flash .
Five years ago I had bladder cancer and had my bladder removed and had the pouch made out of intestine section modification done . This led to frequent UTI infections which have been minimized by taking two antibiotics daily.
I now realize that taking the antibiotics kills the good biotics in the digestive track that feed off of creatinine in the blood .
That increases the creatinine level in the blood which increases the workload on the kidneys .
I have stopped taking all antibiotics and started taking probiotic Renadyl
in an attempt to stop and hopefully improve the creatinine levels in my blood .
I realize this puts me at risk for UTI but priority # 1 right now is kidneys .
There is another possible cause that involves a slow draining kidney due to a partially blocked ureter where it connects to the pouch ((scar tissue )) ,
If my stopping antibiotics and taking Renadyl does not show any positive effects on Feb , 6 blood test ,,, I will likely have a drain tube coming out of my back , draining the slow draining kidney into an exterior bag .
Meanwhile I would still be draining the other kiney with a catheter through my stoma .
If that helps then an attempt will be made to put a stint in the partially blocked ureter .
I sure am hoping one of these actions fixes the situation . I am already an incomplete quadriplegic ,,,,(( due to a twenty foot fall at work and a crushed cervical spine fused from C2 to T1 along with 3 metal rods and 14 screws ))
who has to drain his urine with a catheter through a stoma in his gut . Adding kidney failure to the mix , well , it is getting to be a bit much .
The doctors have not recommended the Renadyl .
All the kidney doctor recommended in December was stopping one of the antibiotics .
The other steps I took on my own and made them aware .
Urology is wanting to do the drain test ASAP but I have quality of life concerns
considering what I already am going through . I want to see step one results first .