My hemoglobin has stayed very low for a year now, despite additional liquid iron and increased Ara something, a hormone to stimulate the kidney. It would appear my kidneys are recovering somewhat (I learn more tomorrow), but I am still seriously anemic. Do other people have this same problem when their GFR is out of the failure range meaning their kidneys have some good functioning?
My kidneys have recovered to the point that I have been removed from dialysis!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! I will still be closely followed, weekly and then biweekly, but no more machine!!
And my latest blood work showed my hemoglobin finally rose! So much good stuff happening!
When I see my Doc, I will ask him if he has any idea about the WHY? question. I was too happy to ask him on Tuesday. jo
Thanks, Kim. I think I am still adjusting to the news, and have a feeling that I have not left dialysis totally in the past. One just never knows, but right now I will certainly enjoy the present moment, and remain on my renal diet.