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Hello, my name is TJ I am not a patient however there was not an option for spouse/caregiver. My husband was diagnosed with stage III three weeks ago . During the past year my husband suffered with severe dehydration twice by not drinking enough fluids while working outside .
For some reason a regular doctor was watching his GFR for several years but after the dehydration. It dropped to 30. The lab work was done during the time he was in the hospital ER room So I am not sure if the numbers were low because of dehydration. I have been keeping him on a moderate protein eating plan for the doctor of 74 g of protein per day, 50 ounces of fluids and because he's diabetic we are watching his moderate protein eating plan for the doctor of 74 g of protein per day, 50 ounces of fluids and because he's diabetic we are watching his carbs. We go back to the doctor in four days to see how the labs look after three weeks post to hydration . The hardest part is keeping the calories up, my husband lost 2 pounds the first week so now I have been supplementing his food with pure olive oil and other high calorie non protein carb items. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage this diet I have read everything I can and went to a kid in the class but have not been able to meet with the dietitian yet . My has been Great about changing his food plan however he is trying to stop smoking and his cut back. This whole situation is extremely stressful, my husband has always been in good health at the age of 77 He has been diabetic however is one Tradjenta pill per day. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and fearful over this kidney issue, dealing with the diabetes seem to be so much easier. Any suggestions on meal planning and keeping myself calm and distressed would be great . This is the first support group that I felt people were active and many people have said with proper diet and fluid intake GFR can improve especially with time to hydrate after dehydration .
Wishing you all the best of health and I hope that I will hear back from you thank you so much
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