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Life-limiting illness

stage 4 kidney disease

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jobergamot · 04/11/2017 18:01

My mum (68) has this, an eFGR of 16 if that means anything to you. She also smokes 30 a day. Heart failure, diabetes to boot. She is refusing dialysis.

How long is she likely to live, would anyone hazard a guess?

She's a narcissist, I've had a very difficult r/ship with her for years but wonder if I need to make my peace with her pronto?

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echt · 04/11/2017 21:59

You can google EFGR 16 and you'll get info, and not very nice info at that, but only her doctor will be able to offer any kind of time, and in my experience, all medical folk avoid giving times.


Signoritawhocansway · 04/11/2017 22:04

Sorry to hear about this. My mum died of heart failure and kidney failure. She was diagnosed in June, died end October. Also diabetes, morbidly obese etc. The last stage was very very fast. Conversations on Sat normal, Sunday slightly blurry, unconscious on the Monday, died early hours Tues am.

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