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Suffer from diabetes and heart failure. Having dialysis due to non-functioning kidneys. Any advice?

my mom is 78 alot of health issues she has diabete and heart failure she has been in the hospital for two months while there her kidneys shut down now she is having dialysis and she had been doing ok but friday she went in to caridac arrest they were going to dialysis laid her back and she had a hard time breathing she has a port in her neck and they are doing it through that how lng can they do dialysis on her
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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the kidney failure in your mother could be due to diabetic kidney disease or due to heart failure due to poor blood supply to the kidney.
If the kidney failure is not recoverable CKD stage 5, she may require dialysis life long.
In fact it is difficult to manage the patient with kidney failure and poor heart function.
It is difficult to say from your question without actually seeing the patient how frequent or how long she requires dialysis.
Your treating Physician or Nephrologist would be better judge.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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