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... We are facing a very similar thing with my 88 year old mother in law! I googled "end stage osteoporsis" not thinking I would find anything, but here we are! ... (7 replies)
... LIttle did we know, but mom really was "end stage." She passed away quietly, after being in severe pain with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis. She ended up getting sepsis, but cleared up from that. We thought she was on the mend, and the day before was sitting up, bright and alert, eating a little, but still in pain. She had gotten herself all worked up on afternoon,... (7 replies)
... My 85 yr old aunt has osteoporosis. She had very little calcium growing up, has had several fractures and has great difficulty taking medications. Now she has a very curved spine, has lost considerable height and is having trouble eating. Apparently because of the curvature of her spine, her abdoman is protruding. Is frequent vomiting and inability to eat going to be the... (7 replies)

... Often people do stop eating when nearing the stage of passing on. It seems natural that the body does this as a part of the departing process. ... (7 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your mom...and especially sorry that she suffered so. My mother was on morphine for almost two years due to back pain, which was caused by multiple spine issues. It was the only medication that helped. She tried spinal injections, all kinds of pain meds...but only the morphine reduced the pain. Of course, morphine has many side effects, but at least my... (7 replies)
... CRhill3 - wondering how your aunt is doing? (7 replies)
... I dont know if mom is just "declining" or dying per se. She is off the vicadin, and a little more in her right mind, but not entirely. They were going to discharge her to the nursing home today, but her kidney levels are off, and they need to check that out first. She is definitely declining. If she so much as moves in bed, she is in pain. She is not ambulating at all... (7 replies)
... Hi: Has your aunt looked into getting the fractures repaired? Once the spinal curve starts, it will affect your abdomen, heart, etc. There are minimally invasive procedures than can correct that spinal curve, but it might depend on how old the fractures are. Look into Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty. I don't know if this will help but it worth looking into. There's also a... (7 replies)
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... Last time I checked they were looking for things like end stage renal disease, bleeding disorders, or cancer. Did you have to answer a osteoporosis question? ... (4 replies)
... So is my mom, 83 years old, but having a medium stage of Alzheimer. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Dorri Thanks for your reply . As I understand it. Our bodies are making and loosing bone all the time and when we get to the stage where we loose more than we make then osteoparosis occurs. ... (23 replies)
... no improvement. Though hips are no longer in osteoporosis but osteopenia YAY! ... (13 replies)

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