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Have CHF, diabetes, COPD and kidney problem. Had water removed due to elephantitis. Life expectancy?

My husband is 84 and has stage 4 congestive heart failure , diabetes , low functioning kidneys, COPD , a faulty valve, and has a pacemaker. Last December he was diagnosed with elephantitis and recently had 1600 units of water removed from the left side and 1500 units of water removed from the right side. He is scheduled to go in on Wednesday to have more water removed on the left side. What do you think is life expectancy is? Surgery is too risky due to his age and condition.
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Elephantitis rarely affects both the legs. He is likely suffering from recurrent increase in waterlogging in his body. If he needed repeated hospital visits for this problem then ask your doctor to refer to the kidney doctor. Ask the kidney doctor whether he will be healthier, happier with once daily or once every alternate day single-exchange peritoneal dialysis. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results of the treatment. Good Luck.

Life expectancy is few years [1-5 years]
Answered: Sat, 3 Aug 2013
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