On a good day my mother drinks 3 eight oz bottles of water and 1 - 2 "boost" drinks. This is in addition to meals which might include soup, yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, etc. It really is not possible to get more water in her because she sleeps a lot. She is 86 and has parkinsons dementia. How much daily water intake do you think most people in her age group and position would need to drink each day to prevent dehydration?
He goes out with his friends and from his food receipts, he has a beer or wine.
That is only 2 times a week.
Other than that I can't get him to drink much more. He has had 2 UTIs in 3 months with one hospital stay but still doesn't get it.
I'm thinking an 86 year old kidney can use some rest. if you can look at the color of her urine really dark or non good. everything else, not blood ok.
no medical training, just observation from when i was on dialysis. think about it more as resting tired kidneys. lots of older people at diaylis center. many older people first organ to fail is kidndeys then it cascades to rest of organs(my grandmother for sure started at her kidneys)(my other grandma was from heart failure...extra fluid makes heart pump more)
just my opinion, there are other things you can worry about. but it is very good she has a child that is concerned about the details.
Maximum age for dialysis is 80.
low fluids cause constipation and muscle soreness. tough to differentiate from arthritis and lack of excersice. dry lips look for those signs more than what she is drinking.