Be a caretaker of a patient.
Taking care of a person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be a very difficult experience and, at the same time, very rewarding. You may be anxious to see your loved one sick or worried that you won’t be able to offer them all the help and support they need. This is normal. But remember that you also must take care of yourself and that your health is just as important.
Understanding the effect this experience will have, the various treatment requirements, and the new routines you will need to adjust to will prepare you for the challenges and enable you and your loved one to live your lives to the fullest.