My father is 71 years old and has only one working
kidney which is at 3% functioning. His creatinine
level is 9.7 now. The past few years, he maintained
his numbers steadily at 9-10% functioning, but in the
past couple of months it has declined rapidly.

He has chosen NOT to go on dialysis. Is there someone
who can give me an estimate of how much longer he has
to live?

He does not have nausea, but he does have dizziness
occasionally, sleeps a lot, decreased appetite, and
is very thin now. He also cannot walk very far anymore
because it's hard to breathe sometimes, although he
still drives a car. I'm very concerned and saddened.
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replied April 8th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

Based on the history, it seems that your father is having ESRD - end stage renal disease, and might definitely need dialysis or renal transplantation for prolonging his life.

In case he chooses not to go for such therapy, his expected survival might be less than 6 months to one year.

I hope this helps.



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