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Help my son is depressed.... CKD

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  • Posted By: froggy4
  • October 8, 2008
  • 07:09 PM

Here is my background:.

"my name is Marie. My 17 yr old son was diagnosed with CKD back in January. He was in ER for anxiety attack and his bp was really high so by a fluke the ER Dr requested Creatinin/BUN tst. This all led to kidney biopsy etc. His BP was 177/117 and has now been regulated with Norvasc 10mg 2x a day and Losartan for kidneys. His GFR was 38 when playing around with his dosage it went up but stayed in stage 3."

Right now he is stable at 249 creatinine. My problem is that he seems to think that he is going to die in the next 10 yrs. He says he has nothing to look forward to and has a lower life expectancy than all his friends at school. The dr has told him it could be a year, 10 yrs or 40 yrs before he even needs a transplant. He has no ambition left nowadays, he refuses to see a dr to help him deal with this. He says he could die when the time comes for a transplant if there is a waiting list for donors, he worries about the transplant rejecting etc. Anyone can give me some help on how to alleviate these fears?

We live in Canada, we have health coverage and many people willing to give him a kidney when the time comes.

Thanks
Marie

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  • you could look into finding a support group for him, ask your doctor about it, there should be some groups out there for young adults, it must be hard for him to deal with it, so he is probably trying to prepare him self for the worst that could happen,. do look into the support groups. good luck.
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    • November 14, 2008
    • 09:48 AM
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