If your husband started dialysis in June of 2014, it is getting late to hope for recovery enough to come off dialysis. Having said that, in some light chain mediated diseases (e.g. myeloma and related disorders), I have been suprised in the past by some late recoveries, but that was in patients receiving active theraapy or a stem-cell transplant. One way to tell if any meaningful recovery is happening is to look at the change in the creatinine pre-dialysis. If the trend of that level is downwards, it might be a sign recovery is happening. However, whether
[/i][/quote] recovery happens to come off dialysis is another question and we would need to know creatinine values to decide that. In some cases, simply holding dialysis (under the supervision of his nephrologist) is warranted to see how he tolerates it both clinically and by lab parameters.
Dr. Jordan Weinstein