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... law is going through his final stages of life. He went from a spunky man to a lifeless body laying in bed at all times. ... (6 replies)
... Hello. My mom is falling into the final stages of alzheimers. She needs assistance with everyday activity from bathing to eating. ... (3 replies)
... Dear Nancy . . . depending on what disease has triggered the process of dying, the body's systems will shut down in a specific order. ... (6 replies)

... That's ok .... glad I helped a little. Also glad that your Grandfather made an easy transition into his next journey of life ......... ... (11 replies)
... my grandfather has completely stopped being able to chew or swallow 2days ago.. even if u try to give fluids he chokes. Today, when i seen him he is completely unresponsive, looking as if in a daze but not blinking, mouth open and laboured breathing. Last night when i seen him i held his hand and he squeezed it really tight as i talked to him. Today as i held his hand and... (11 replies)
... but he is now out of pain and at peace. ... (6 replies)
... I am sorry you are having to go through this. It is hard to let go of the ones we love. I wish you strength and energy for the journey ahead and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May your Father in Law go in peace.... ... (6 replies)
... ice cream, pudding, iced tea, little pieces of fruit. ... (6 replies)
Hospice concerns
Mar 5, 2014
... They may stop some medications but they will go over the list of medications with you and explain to you why they are needed or not needed. ... (17 replies)
Jul 16, 2013
... You have a further issue with preexisting conditions. If a person is young, vibrant, and has a good chance of returning to a healthy productive life then ventilators and other such treatment may be necessary and appropriate. ... (3 replies)
... As he can no longer tolerate a normal diet, his food needs to be modified. Of course, it does depend on his swallow reflex. ... (11 replies)
... Unfortunately, yes, this is the FINAL stage. No more to go. This is it. ... (11 replies)
... You have to understand a lot depends on the stage they are in. When in the middle stages you have to make sure they get fluids and you can even give them IV fluids every now and then. ... (17 replies)
... My sympathy goes out ot you and your family Nancy. I hope you all find the peace and comfort that you search for. Love, Deb (6 replies)
... Thank you all fr your support and personal emails. Sadly we lost my Father-In-Law yesturday morning. I will deeply miss him (6 replies)
Rough day today.
Jan 30, 2010
... She gave him the first dose on Saturday and by Sunday he was in the hospital unable to stand up. But it took several days on IV fluids to wash the toxicity of that medication out of his system. ... (345 replies)
... Xanax is definitely not the best medication of agitation. There are other medications that work a lot better with out the after effects. ... (40 replies)
The final stage
Jul 11, 2007
... my mother in law is now in the last stages of her life. She went down hill extremely a matter of less than a week. Hospice is now in the home and they think she may have had a stroke. ... (5 replies)
... cision to make. Whatever we do we may regret it later. It is perhaps the most difficult thing in life. Let us know how you get through it. We are all caregivers of people in various stages, and all will face this same thing sooner or later. Those who have been there are the only ones whose ideas I feel I can really trust. ... (17 replies)
... stages of Alzheimers when she suffered a massive stroke in March of 2007. ... (18 replies)

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