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Dad does not want Dialysis, what is his life expectanty?

By Anonymous July 24, 2009 - 2:21am
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Dad is 82 has kidney function on last result of 13%, about 6 weeks ago. He has said no to any treatment so he has decided to go on conservative care. dad also has COPD, MGUS, diabeties, to name a few. His symptons at the time are - he has lost 4 1\2 stone in a few months, breating obviously getting worse, coulour very grey in face, tiredness, walking and standing very difficult as he has been left with no feeling below the waist from a severe case of shingles many years ago (this has got worse over time) not eating his food like he did, ,that was on of his pleasures, he plays cards with the old guys in the village a couple of times a week and has a pint or two he finds now he is feeling sick after taking a mouth full. we know he should not drink but there is nothing else for him and to say no more beer etc then he would not go out at all. my mum is in a nursing home now with alzeimers so he is on his own, i am his carer and have always been around for them both. i have read most of the stuff the pre dialysis nusre gave us on our last apponment. i guess he does not have very long and no one can put a time on this. My daughter is getting married next year and she has decided to go to Florida and of course dad wants to go. i am just trying to gain as much information i can so if there is anything we can do we will. i know you can not put a time on this but any advice would be helpful.
Thanks for listening,
Barb :0)

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