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My father in law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Looks grim
The presence of bedsores suggests a long-term problem. The drug overdose causing both a coma and kidney failure suggest mult-system organ failure.
Occasionally, this can be reversed by an emergency dialysis, but the combinanation is very worrisome.

In brief: Looks grim
The presence of bedsores suggests a long-term problem. The drug overdose causing both a coma and kidney failure suggest mult-system organ failure.
Occasionally, this can be reversed by an emergency dialysis, but the combinanation is very worrisome.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult to say
The fact that he continues to need life support may mean other problems beyond the drug overdose.
The overdose itself would improve once the drug was metabolized "burned up" by the body. Prolonged symptoms can occur from other complications. If one has a cardiac arrest from the overdose for example, the brain or kidney can be injured. It sounds like you need to talk with his doctors to clarify.

In brief: Difficult to say
The fact that he continues to need life support may mean other problems beyond the drug overdose.
The overdose itself would improve once the drug was metabolized "burned up" by the body. Prolonged symptoms can occur from other complications. If one has a cardiac arrest from the overdose for example, the brain or kidney can be injured. It sounds like you need to talk with his doctors to clarify.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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