Does dying from septic shock & kidney failure hurt?

Who knows? Clinical experience shows all dying persons will, as expected, struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival & continuation at the early stage of dying, gradually become less energy & ability to fight on, then lapse into coma, and finally step into eternity. What is the pace of dying? It heavily depends upon the availability of supportive care & widely vary from days to...

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If someone has septic shock and kidney failure what can we do?

Pray. Septic shock leading to kidney failure is one of the most devastating medical conditions, and all such patients should be in an intensive care unit. The patient needs to be under the care of a medical team consisting of an intensivist, pulmonary, infectious disease and nephrology doctors. The mortality from this condition is over 80-90% and almost always some form of dialysis is required. Read more...
Septic shock. Septic shock should be treated in an intensive care setting becuse it is a serious problem and leads to multiple organ failure including the kidneys. The patient often reuqires respiratory and heart support with machines and medications. The renal failure often recovers with ICU care, but sometimes it may not in which case renal replacement therapy (dialysis or hemofiltration). Read more...
1 step at a time. These are worrisome problems that may not be compatible with survival. However, in an ICU setting, the team will consider each problem individually to develop the wisest strategy. Among them will be treating the septic shock source, using antibiotics, probably using artificial respiration, blood pressure support, dialysis. If overall picture is too ominous, they may advise care withdrawal. Read more...

If someone has septic shock and then gets kidney failure with dialysis is there any chance they will recover?

Yes. Acute kidney failure has the potential to improve. Nephrologists watch for this routinely. Recovery is most likely when the other organ systems have improved too. Read more...
Possibly. They likely have atn (acute tubular necrosis) from sepsis and septic shock, which does recover depending on if there was any kidney damage prior to the atn, age of the patient, and how long the patient is/was in septic shock. Most patients with atn do recover some if not most function. Read more...