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Old 06-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Live expectancy, 15% kidney function?

My grandmother's kidneys are functioning at just 15%. She's 97 years old and is therefore not going to have dialysis. Her health is otherwise ok for her age.

What is her life expectancy? I know it can vary, but in general, how much longer can her kidneys function? The doctor won't give me an answer.

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Re: Live expectancy, 15% kidney function?

There is no answer. She could last for years (I lived for years at 15%) or she could go quickly if she becomes ill with something else. If she is not prepared to go on dialysis, then I would simply spend as much time with her as possible and value that time. There is no way to tell how long she will last.
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