So after being elated that dad was moved from London back to our local hospital things then seemed to go downhill pretty fast. They just didn't seem to be doing anything for him and it was so frustrating after he has pulled through so much. Now faced with kidneys failing and paralysed vocal chords. We were called in on Sunday night and told that three consultants and renal unit in Oxford all agreed that he was not a candidate for dialysis so basically there was not much more that they could do and they reckoned he had weeks rather than months. Then had a really awful conversation about how to tell him - I am adamant that I don't want to be there - its my dad - I don't want to see his face when they tell him that. Had an awful night understandably, no sleep, mum and uncle in tears next day - just felt sick!!!!! Then next afternoon a new consultant came to talk to my mum. She had read all his notes from past 3 months and although there is a risk she thinks its one worth taking and the renal unit in hospital agree and so now they are prepared to undertake dialysis when his kidneys get bad enough to need it. A small glimmer of hope again I am at least happy they are now trying something and haven't just given up on him. Some medication has been changed that is known to affect kidneys and he had a blood transfusion yesterday afternoon so looked a lot better after that. I still accept this could be a losing battle but at least they are trying xx
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