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My mother is 88 she has a gfr of 13 she has congestive heart

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my mother is 88 she has a gfr of 13 she has congestive heart failure her heart functions at 25% she was put on hospice 4 days ago what is her life expectancy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your mother.

having both heart failure and weak kidneys is very difficult since it can be hard to give diuretics to help get rid of excessive fluid out of her lungs and legs.

it can be impossible for any doctors to predict accurately how long she will live for

she could live for only several days or several weeks or she could live for several months or even longer.

she could get a blood clot in bed or develop a stroke and pass sooner

or she could live for several months or even a year or longer

I hope she is not in pain and hospice nurses will help her with medications to make sure she is not in pain.

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