The Mayo Clinic describes the next stage as “when chronic kidney disease — the gradual loss of kidney function — reaches an advanced state.”
Detecting stones in both kidneys, her doctors removed large stones in her right kidney and watched her left kidney for further developments.
Hutcherson shared that the medications doctors then prescribed came with extreme side effects, including “severe hand tremors, fatigue, the inability to write” as well as brain fog and difficulty with memory and speech.
On her GoFundMe page, she shared touching words about asking for help:
“Asking for help has always been a struggle for me, but I have been working on that because it’s okay to ask for help when you need assistance. I’ve learned that I can’t do everything on my own.”
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