I am not an advocate for meat restriction in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). I believe that restriction of protein and meat leads to protein malnutrition. I do advocate for restriction of red meats in favor of more chicken and fish. I agree with salt restriction. Keeping blood pressure less than 140/80 will lead to more stable kidney function that high blood pressure. High blood pressure leads to a faster loss of kidney function. As long as your mother feels well, is monitored carefully and does not lose weight or strength, she may be able to delay dialysis for some time. The decision to start dialysis will be a joint decision between your mother and her nephrologist.