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How long does hospice patient live once they stop eating

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Diagnosed semantic dementia, eating constantly, fainting randomly. Is it possible to hospice in home without moving to nursing home ?

HI, my mom has semantic dementia , she was diagnosed in 2008 she has lived with me for a year now. She has started eating constantly, and recently started fainting randomly. Can you tell me how long ...
 

What dosage of lactulose oral solution is recommended for palliative hospice care patient?

comfort care now until she passes, what dose do you recommend for palliative hospice patient care? ...My grama just got hoe and hospice came today to help me take care of her until she passes, she ...
 

Diagnosed with end stage cirrhosis of liver. Under hospice care. Given morphine. Correct medications?

powerful medications to alleviate pain for several years, knowing that the patient has not stopped drinking ... learned that he has been diagnosed as having cirrhosis as early as 2003. He is currently under hospice ...
 

Suffering from end stage liver failure. High bilirubin. When can I put her in hospice?

being fed through an ng tube. How long should I let her be in this state before putting in hospice? ...
 

Cancer spreading from brain to liver. Taking Morphine, Chemo. Should I take this case to the hospice?

fast. She called us in at 4:00 am and asked if I wanted him to go to hospice and I said yes but asked how long in the state he was in could he have , she said through the night ot maybe three days. We ...
 

Diagnosed with Ecoli, has breathing issues after treatment, in hospice due to no cure. Suggestion?

in hospice. Is there nothing that can be done for her. She is in good spirits. She eats a little bit ... her In the hospital says there is nothing he can do and my sister has moved her to hospice. Her kidney ...
 

Hospice care. Had stomach cancer. Did it spread to liver? Why did he vomit black liquid?

Hi, my uncle is currently in hospice care. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer two years ago. Last ... to eat and drinks very little, however is vomiting a lot of black liquid regularly. Can you tell me ...
 

In hospice for ovarian cancer, has large tumors at the base of neck, severe weakness and fatigue. Prognosis?

My mom is 83, has had ovarian cancer for 5 years - diagnosed at Stage 3C - in hospice now ..., but great weakness and fatigue . She is still eating, though smaller portions - has some cognitive confusion ...
 

Had bed sore wounds in old age. Put her on hospice with minimal pain? Suggest life expectancy?

all the time, eats very little, had three bed sore wounds to one leg. One is to the bone ... on hospice and let nature take its course due to her age and physical condition. However, we want minimal ...
 

How long does the patient live with hemoglobin level of 4 and lung cancer?

and is on hospice .. they say he woud not make it thru the weekend , but it is monday now and he is still here.. how long can you live with that low of hemoglobin ...
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What is the life span of a terminally ill stomach cancer patient?

Once a terminally ill 68 year old female stomach cancer patient is placed with hospice and put on fluids only, how long will such person survive...average length is a good answer. ...
 

What is the life expectancy when suffering from COPD?

how long can my father in law live with copd he is in hospice care now he only has 18 percent of heart working now an is home he is walking but they tell me that is the calm before storm ...
 

Stage 4 lung cancer that spread to liver and brain. Took chemo. Life expectancy?

. Are these all signs that she is getting worse? How long can a person live with small cell lung cancer once ... of chemo and the onocoligist has suggested no more chemo and she has been on Hospice for 2 weeks now. Her ...
 

What causes severe pain in bladder and penis?

my husband is vry ill hospice pulled out due to new gov. law he is on a medicine called oxycodone 40 mg. 3 times a day if they put him on new med how long will it take the old to leave his body ...
 

Swollen legs, ankles, itchy abdomen. Diagnosed with CHF, dementia, arterial stenosis. Pace maker working. How much care needed?

. In hospice now. How much care does she need? She wants no medication and internist agrees. She wants pace maker turned off. /doctors wont do it. How long will she live? ...
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My sister has colon cancer that has spread to all major organs. Put n hospice morphine drip she is not receiving food or water. What is life expancy its been 21
Hello, I have a lot of experience with hospice patients. If she is not receiving any form of liquids she will likely only live for a few days or perhaps a week. The important thing is to keep her comfortable. Dying people do not desire food or water because they do not need it. I'm sorry you are having to go through this. It must be very difficult to watch.
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