I hope you don't mind me posting a question on here on behalf of my father. He is 83 and was diagnosed with kidney failure in January 2012. He started dialysis at Christmas. He has never felt well since then.
Over the past 3 months he has had difficulty sleeping and most nights gets little or no sleep at all. I understand this can happen with kidney failure but am especially worried as at his age as he has heart problems and is quite frail too.
I read that anaemia can contribute to sleeplessness and he does have intravenous iron and transfusions periodically for this but it doesn't seem to be helping with the sleep problem.
My father also gets diarrhoea and I was just wondering if anyone has experienced these problems and if they found any way that helped them get through them.
I emailed his new doctor at the hospital over 3 weeks ago saying that my father wanted to see her and she has yet to make an appearance. Sadly, his former consultant, who was excellent and very diligent, retired earlier this year.