I've recently had a 3 night stay at our local hospital as I got dehydrated. This isn't the first time its occurred and the I am pretty sure the last 2 times were both caused by the flu. I have an ileostomy, so after only one evening of heavy fluid loss, I end up putting myself in to "acute renal failure" due to the major loss of hydration.
My family doctor was concerned as weeks after this occurred, my creatinine levels never returned to within what a blood lab would call normal. My creatinine sits at "147". I seen a nephrologist (kidney doctor) and she said that each even I have will further raise my baseline level (the higher it is, the worse it is).
I figure I can't be the only one with these issues, so I came to this group seeking personal experiences from those whom might be in the same boat. What I am particularly looking for is what symptoms one might expect from reduced kidney function and at what levels does one need to be at to start experiencing them. I've got health issue, regardless of this, as I have Crohn's Disease and chronic back pain, from Osteoporosis and the Ileostomy. I'm just wondering what other wonderful crap I am in store for, as this value worsens over time.