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Feeding tube???
May 9, 2012
... etc. The speaker addressed feeding tubes at length. He said that it's a family decision, and that the patient's living will may have addressed it. ... (70 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 2, 2012
... My FIL has this health proxy about being in coma or vegetable. No, he does not want permanent artificial means when death is imminent. ... (70 replies)
... When the time comes that she can no longer swallow, you will then have the option of a feeding tube but why do it? ... (7 replies)

... About 15 years ago a very good friend called from Florida to say his Greatgrandmother had died at 99. She had a a major stroke and couldn't speak or eat or move much at all. When he told me that he had decided against a feeding tube I was appalled! ... (22 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 15, 2012
... You are right Luau, there is a delicate balance. I am aggressively proactive but I also base that in facts and not emotions. I do have a good handle on the disease and what should and should not be expected. I'm not an all or nothing but can discuss and find common ground. ... (70 replies)
... Hi all. I am back with some good and quite bad news. My mother was living in NY with a caregiver. ... (28 replies)
Torn and Reeling
Jul 20, 2005
... clude your mother if your mother is well enough. There will come a time if you Dad lives long enough when you must have an answer to the question of inserting a feeding tube or not. ... (5 replies)
Confused and Sad
Oct 8, 2011
... lk even though he is not totally in the wheelchair yet. He used to talk and made comment last year. He is 90. Starting this May, he talked less and less with one or two sentences. He once even stopped talking totally because he was too tired. He eats pureed food. ... (13 replies)
... gone now. Yes, the imposter will let snippets of Mum leak out now and then, just to give you hope, only to dash it within moments. They are moments you live for, or moments you loath. ... (11 replies)
Confused and Sad
Oct 7, 2011
... he hospital for over 2 hours to put a new IV in her. my sister had stayed the night and said all my mom kept saying all night was OUCH. She said they all felt so bad for hurting her , they were all relieved we made the decision to take her out of the hospital. We did not think we should do a feeding tube or PIC. ... (13 replies)
... ready to go to the hospital. She thought we were going to shoot a TV commercial. After the surgery, things got much worse. She refused to eat for a week and a feeding tube had to be put into her stomach. She has not eaten or drank anything since. On a good day, she will look at me and at least try to remember my name. ... (4 replies)
... God bless you,thank you.We have a dnr and we dont want a feeding tube .right now she is cheerful and happy and has really good moments of clarity and i am soaking it up like a sponge.I am takin a breath and trying to enjoy what time i have. ... (4 replies)
... crazies" crying, screaming, moaning, banging, clapping, and even entering our room scared the bejeebers out of BOTH Mom and me, so I objected. "It's that wing or you go home," we were told. So, over the objections of brother, we left. ... (11 replies)




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