Hello all - first post here. I recently spent 3 weeks in the hospital due to surprise kidney failure. My creatinine level was at 18. I was given about 8 dialysis treatments - had a reaction to heparin, so they could not do a kidney biopsy because my platelets were low. In the meantime, my creatinine levels started to improve, as did urine output. The diagnosis was interstitial nephritis “without proof.” Most likely caused by an allergic reaction to medication(s).
I have been home for two weeks, and my creatinine level is now 1.29. My nephrologist says I am about 50% kidney function and it will hopefully keep getting better, but we can manage it at this level.
My main question is what resources can I rely on? I see renal diets with different recommendations for things like protein consumption. I want to give my kidneys the best chance for recovery.