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Having colon infection. Not responding to antibiotics. Swelling on the feet due to kidney failure. Will the swelling spread to the upper body?

My Aunt went in Hospital a month ago for a colon infection. Antibiotics did not work. She was put on La six for the retaining of fluid. She is now had here kidneys shut down. Glassy eyed, very small amount of modeling on her feet . She is given 10 mgs of morphine every 4 hours for the pain. We were told she had 24 hours, but that was 2 days ago. How much longer can she linger like this and if she is showing some modeling how fast will it take to move up her body?
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Hello madam/sir,
Your problem of swelling of the feet needs evaluation. It could be due to protein leak in the urine. The chances that the edema will progress upwards would depend on the amount of protein leak or degree of renal failure.
Kindly get a serum creatinine, 24 hr urine protein, urine routine examination done and revisit your physician.
Hope i was of help.
Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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