My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 CKD. She is in pain and very tired all the time she also jerks a lot. She has been sick for a while but doctors didn’t catch it until she was already stage 4. She waited a month to see a kidney nurse and have to wait 2 weeks to see the actual doctor. She is very depressed because they seem to not be concerned. They have no plans to start dialysis or even think about a transplant for at least two years. They gave her only a water pill and told her to get over the counter iron pills. Is this normal? Why would they wait so long?

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  There may need to be further tests to be done in order to make a specific diagnosis of her chronic kidney disease (CKD).  I can only suggest that you wait until your mother is seen by the nephrologist.  Once a specific diagnosis of the CKD is made, then testing and treatment can be accomplished.  This testing and treatment will take some time.

 

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