I worked in a dialysis clinic for 4 years. I can understand why your FIL quit the treatments, dialysis can be very hard on your body. I recommend talking to his nephrologist as well as the social worker at the clinic( if the clinic has a social worker, mine did) to make sure he understands everything. I've seen people die within a few days or even a couple of months after stopping dialysis, it depends on their body and what else they have going on in there. Once the kidneys shut down, it's only a matter of time before everything shuts down too.
God bless you and your family. PM me if you have any more questions about dialysis. It's been a while since I worked there, but since I worked there for 4 years, I learned a lot.
at 6:40 PM on May. 25, 2010