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final stage of kidney failure

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  • Posted By: marpoohtaz
  • October 3, 2006
  • 05:38 PM

My father is 98 years old, and he went into the nursing home in march working on 25% of his kindey's. and with in the last month or so he has stop eating and drinking water, :( the doctors say that it is a matter of time before his kidney stop working, :mad: what should I look for when his kidney's are shutting down. :confused: I know that I should be by his side in the last days but I really can't handle that part of it:eek: . can anyone help me to let me know what is going to happen next and how long it is going to be before my father passes away

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  • Your situation sounds very similar to mine. My dad is currently in hospital. He has multiiple myeloma but his biggest threat at the moment is kidney failure. He is always feeling sick and has to force himself to drink. Constantly tired, being fed through a drip. How long did you father last after you posted your question? It's not much fun watching them deteriorate. My dad is 74.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 05:33 PM
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  • My father is 98 years old, and he went into the nursing home in march working on 25% of his kindey's. and with in the last month or so he has stop eating and drinking water, :( the doctors say that it is a matter of time before his kidney stop working, :mad: what should I look for when his kidney's are shutting down. :confused: I know that I should be by his side in the last days but I really can't handle that part of it:eek: . can anyone help me to let me know what is going to happen next and how long it is going to be before my father passes awayMy grandmother just died after she stopped eating and drinking completely. She didn't pee (AT ALL) in the three days before she died. That was the sign that her kidneys had shut down. She also started breathing very shallow but fast respirations (44 a minute). They say she was not in pain. The fast breathing is because they are trying to blow off extra CO2 in thier systems to compensate for the dehydration. I recommend that you be with your father, even though it will be very hard. It would be nice for someone to be with him and hold his hand so that he doesn't feel alone (although he will probably not be aware of what's happening). I also recommend that he is put onto comfort care if he isn't already on it. They will medicate him as often as necessary with morphine most likely to keep him comfortable. It may be scary to watch, but just remember that 98 is a very long life. I think that you will feel better that you can be with him in his final moments.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 13, 2007
    • 00:32 AM
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