"Doctor, aren't you worried about my mother's low urine output?"
"Your mother has no brain activity. Her last set of labs were incompatible with life. I'm not specifically worried about her urine output. She is not doing well."
"But don't you think she'd be doing better if we figured out why she's having so much trouble producing urine?"
"No. I'm sorry. Your mother is not doing well. She probably doesn't have more than a couple of hours. I'm sorry."
"But I want to get to the bottom of the urine thing. Are there any tests we can run?"
"She's on a ventilator. She's not able to breathe on her own. She is not doing well. There is no reason to subject her to more tests without any plan to use those results to improve her condition. There's nothing we can do at this point. I'm sorry."
"...and I didn't like the color of the urine she did pass."
"The urine is the least of her problems. I think you should spend this time with her, unfortunately it is not looking promising right now."
"I want to run the tests."
"There's no indication to run any tests. Unfortunately, she's septic, there's nothing we can do at this point."
"Should we try dialysis?"
"There's unfortunately no benefit to anything we can do right now. We're just trying to make her comfortable and minimize suffering at this point."
"She'd be suffering less if she could urinate."
"This is not the acute problem. I'm sorry. There's a bigger picture I want to do my best to make sure you're seeing."
"She needs to urinate."
"You need to go be with her. I will check on her a little later, but I need you to know, things aren't looking good."
"I also want to make sure she's getting the diabetic meal."