I am a mom/wife/nurse that does dialysis. I have been on for 8 years. When complete renal failure occurs it is usually 1-2 weeks before death. But why die- once on the treatments are not bad and there are a lot of nice patients to meet there and on line. She can have quality life still. You do not address her other health problems or her age. I have not heard of it being refused to anyone before...I would question that. God Bless!