Quote from NephroBSN
And if she is not I still contend that the lasix is being used to hopefully regain kidney function..
That wont work. Lasix doesnt make non-functioning kidneys suddenly start.
The idea of 'jump starting' kidneys with lasix is a bad way of putting it. Sometimes, in patients with deteriorating kidney function, a doc may order a big dose of lasix in a last ditch attempt to pull fluid from a patient...and is usually a last gasp before initiating dialysis.(this practice can even CAUSE worsening renal function/failure) And, if a chronic dialysis patient is on lasix, it's because she still makes urine...even if it's not much (you'll see doses like 120mg bid or even higher in these people) ..it's not to help heal, jump-start, or improve kidney function...but rather to help pull fluid (whatever fluid is possible) from these people. <by 'fluid' i dont mean 'good urine'...if they were capable of that they wouldn't need dialysis>
Do you HONESTLY believe anuric, chronic dialysis patients can spontaneously begin to make urine by using lasix? ...OR, does keeping an anuric patient on lasix (perpetually) help anything???
I'm sure your answer is 'no' and 'no'. In which case we agree and we can stop the back-and-forth.If your answer is 'yes', you're misinforming anyone who made read this post.
I think the answers to the OP's question can be found in the first few posts.