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90 years old, kidney failure, loss of appetite, pneumonia, CHF, foul smelling stools. Prognosis?

Thankyou. Our 90 year old mother is in the dying process now with only iv fluids for 4 days. We were told she is in kidney failure and has not eaten for probably a week. Why does she continue to have large and foul smelling bowel movements? Also, how long can she live...has pneumonia and CHF too, and in the sleep for a couple weeks.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Hi, I have gone through your query and understood your worries. If what you describe as foul smelling stool is black-tarry, then it is a sign of internal bleeding and taking int consideration other conditions like kidney failure, CHF, pneumonia and age, I think the prognosis might not be very good but one never knows.
I hope I have answered your query
I wish her good health
Answered: Thu, 12 Dec 2013
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