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... s health took a turn for the worse I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about feeding tubes. ... (22 replies)
... The doctor is a doctor for a reason, he knows anatomy way better than any lay person. Somach is preferable, but a nasal gastric tube does the same thing .. do your homework, it's a personal preference. ... (22 replies)
... hence the feeding tube. It looked to me as though she had made a decision for herself. ... (22 replies)

... eir meals and she needed encouragement, but she would eat. In the week after the stroke, she wasn't speaking and wasn't swallowing at all, so they inserted an NG tube 5 days after the stroke. ... (22 replies)
... If yes, should we bother having a feeding tube inserted? ... (22 replies)
... 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)
... I've had experience with feeding tubes and no feeding tubes. If there is no or little mental function, if the body is all there is...that person does not want to have life prolonged. ... (22 replies)
... r were times some of us felt bad but he had suffered so much for so long that the end seemed more a blessing. Hospice provided such good care and kept him out of pain and we will forever be grateful. ... (22 replies)
... ver fill out a will as to what she would have wanted. also sometimes depending how bad off she is she can keep hydrated through iv's too.i know a woman who had a feeding tube through the stomach for 16 years and ended up before dying eating through the mouth and having the tube removed. ... (22 replies)
... just stopped eating and drinking. The Doctor suggested a feeding tube. ... (22 replies)
... 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! He said he talked it over with her and she agreed by squeezing his hand. At 99 what were the chances of her pulling out of a major stroke? ... (22 replies)
... d been admitted because she almost choked to death. I'm writing very bravely here but it almost killed me going through this with her. Ofcourse they give you the feeding tube option but after researching that on every major case study done all over the world it was about the cruelest thing I could have done. Mother was dying. ... (22 replies)
... If she were able to make the decision, would she want a feeding tube? ... (22 replies)
... It is a great relief to me to know that it will be her own choice, not ours, when the time comes. She made it clear she never wanted a feeding tube, whether nasal or any other type. ... (22 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 6, 2012
... mother be "saved" with excessive amounts of IV antibiotics only to remain in a near comatose state for over a year. She had no quality of life. Even without a feeding tube she slid into bedsores and other complications as she withered away slowly. For that reason Mom's wishes are very explicit. ... (70 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 7, 2012
... r palliative care guidelines. Artificial means of extending life are not part of palliative care so you have to make a choice between the two. If you start the feeding tube because Dad can not eat naturally, then when do you stop? ... (70 replies)
... Thanks to those who shared their experiences of a peaceful death without feeding tubes, it is good to know that all the horror stories I read are not necessarily true. ... (22 replies)
... I'm so sorry for your losses, and I pray you will be able to go on and find your way in life even after losing both parents. You have my deepest sympathies. My Mom is in stage 7 in a NH and has a standing order not to be tube fed or resuscitated in any way - when the time comes she wants to go without being attached to all kinds of pipes and machinery. I have also signed... (22 replies)
... make sense of this strange world. Yesterday the vets who have been treating Barbaro, the champion horse hurt in an accident last year, agreed he was in too much pain and they euthanized him. Although people are saddened by this loss, they are not massively protesting the decision. ... (22 replies)
... Georgie, thanks for telling this. I know how painful it must be. It scares me half to death because Mom is only a step from this stage. And I don't know how much she and her kids wll have to suffer before it is finally over. I am terrified. Not about death, because I believe in eternal life. But about pain, suffering, fear, horrible decisions. Mom had a catheter also when... (22 replies)

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