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... how long can you go without eating or drinking (1 replies)
... just cracked me up. So much that I had to go get my daughter to read it! And the reason it's so funny is that my dad is the same way. ... (8 replies)
... About 9 months before her death, we were told by the NH doctor that my mother was no longer processing food. Although she ate a few bites now and then, nothing was being used by her body. The same was true for all the medications she was on, mostly heart drugs. She hardly drank either. This was scary news and we half exected her to die within a week or two. But... (8 replies)

... I had a Pepsi. I got her a small cup full thinking that she wouldn't drink it anyway and put a straw in it. Yesterday, she bit on the straw as if not knowing how to use it. She drank a sip of the soda, commented that it was good and asked for another drink. She then asked if I had a white shake. ... (8 replies)
... Hi Charlotte.... I will find you wherever you post here.... ... (8 replies)
... The human body can survive for a month or more without food because it will use what is stored.... fat, muscle tussue, or anything else in the body.... to replace the food. ... (1 replies)
... she ate about 10 french fries with help, and one fortune cookie. She also had cereal for breakfast. So she is eating right now. But is it enough? ... (6 replies)
... That is the unknown question Gaylec. There is just no way of knowing for sure. BUt from what you are saying, the chances are slim. ... (35 replies)
... Question..... In 10 days mom lost 14 lbs, she has stopped eating and is so week she can barely open her mouth... My question is how long can a person live without eating? ... (129 replies)
... It's better to ask what you need to know than to beat around the bush. All of us are in this same situation. It's not like you are reminding us that we have loved ones in this condition. ... (18 replies)
... during the delicate surgery proceedure. How long can the brain live without oxygen? ... (67 replies)
... surrounding Alzheimer's Disease is so frightening and upsetting to me. I am not a nurse. And, I am not a doctor. Nor, am I a medical professional in any way. So, you have to understand that all I know about this disease is from my own experiences and my own research and study. ... (5 replies)
... Rather than awful, I hear the compassion in that statement! I understand exactly what you are saying and I have said it myself. Quality of life is important. This is an horrible disease with no cure... ... (5 replies)
... Hydration is the major issue. If you can keep them hydrated it is amazing how long they can last without food. If you supplement with Boost or Ensure or give them Magic cups, they can go for a long while. Even a few bits can sustain. ... (3 replies)
... chair bound because she became tired really easy. She has gained the urge to walk back but cannot do it without assistance, and it is only the early hours that she is able to have the best balance. ... (3 replies)
In Hospital
Sep 1, 2012
... If so, that may be your answer. Pain medication will make you nauseous and leave a bad taste in your mouth. Of course not eating and taking the pain med can truly make you nauseous. But... you can not force her to eat if she is not going to eat. ... (19 replies)
Regular food
May 22, 2012
... my FIL has trouble swallowing..." thus the need for the puree but as long as he is successfully eating it is ok. It truly doesn't matter how long it takes, just that he does eat. Having more than one to feed is typical. It is not unusual for me to go in and feed Mom and her table mate. ... (6 replies)
And another fall
Jan 20, 2012
... Nina, I have had some horrible experiences at that ER and I did go with Hospice to eliminate unnecessary ER visits just in case. ... (15 replies)
... I, too, am glad you got to spend that precious time with her. And also glad she is in no pain. Let's pray she slips away gently. ... (189 replies)
Worried
Jan 26, 2011
... choose when to die. It could be that your mother is feeling really terrible and just wants to move on to the next world. When a person is really ill, letting go is often not as scary for them as it would be for those who are healthy, particularly if they have a religious background. ... (31 replies)


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