Hi. I’ve been posting about my husband for a little while now and have gotten the newest test results. It appears that it’s his heart that has caused his kidney problems and not so much the diabetes. He got a virus 21 years ago that caused cardiomyopathy and CHF. It was really bad at first (EF = 18) but after a while stabilizing at his current EF of 35-40. He has only had T2 for 4-5 years and is incredibly better after loosing about 130 pounds.
The bad news is the kidney function and a new heart development. He hadn’t had any blood work done between 2016 and March 2019. In ‘16 his eGFR WAS 90. In 3/19 it was 44 and since then has steadily dropped to 21. I plotted it and it’s a pretty straight line of 4-5 point per month. If this rate continues he’ll be at 15 sometime in November. He had an echocardiogram 2 weeks ago that shows he’s developed “left ventricle bundle branch block”. This might mean he needs a pacemaker.
My question is for people who have/had a combo of heart/kidney/diabetes. And are older as my husband is 65. Any experience with transplant eligibility with these all together or does it look like dialysis is the only route?
I know we have to talk with the doctor for anything definite but wanting to know what people’s experiences are.