I hope you don't mind me writing on here as its about my mum and her recent episode of illness that has left her in hospital. mum has had heart failure and kidney disease for many years on top of a number of smaller ailments. last week we thought we had lost her as she was taken to hospital by ambulance as her carer(mum has a dementia too!) found her unable to get up and basically blowing up like a balloon. We were told that her kidney disease had gone into failure. Because it seems drugs prescribed for both organs are contradictory for each, mum is being kept 'stable'. As we have never really known that much about kidney disease before we thought 'failure' meant that her kidneys were not functioning at all and never will be but today they say she is back in the high 20's. How can that be especially as they are only giving her a low dose of water tablet because of her heart. I'm so confused. Could she get better? Her urine is very dark and there's not much of it.How can someone with heart and kidney failure survive? Mum is 77. Thank you.