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... I faced this same decision some years ago, and came to the conclusion not to go with the feeding tube. I really believe that grandma just forgot about being hungry or thirsty, the same way she forgot so many other things in her life. ... (22 replies)
... he is entering the last stages. The medications at this stage are pretty much useless. When they stop eating or swallowing the next step is aspirating the fluid in the lungs. ... (22 replies)
... I am so sorry your MIL is in that awful conditon. It also happened to my Mom, who died just 2 years ago later this month. ... (18 replies)

... Thanks Deb and Nina for your replies. I have a friend in Oklahoma who experienced having her father ill and in a hospital for a very long time and then her mother. She gave me some good advice yesterday about keeping the hospital on their toes. ... (28 replies)
... be aware that there is a tube down their throat. ... (18 replies)
... For sure the tube in the nose is very bad. I had one for a week when I had bowel issue and went to the hospital. In the end, my throat was badly irritated and I felt so good when the doctor took it off. This kind of tube can be pulled off by the patient. ... (28 replies)
... It seems your wife is probably at a very late stage. It is natural that the patient has choking problem when eating in late stage. ... (2 replies)
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... I tell my children NOT to use a feeding tube on me if I am in any medical state that is not possible to be cured. Alzheimers fits this description. If I am in the final stage of AD and cannot process nourishment, I want to die in peace without tubes in my throat or stomach. ... (41 replies)

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