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65 yr old has been removed from respirator, suffered cardiac arrest. Insulin dependent diabetic. Life expectancy ?

My 65 yr old father has been removed from respirator and all meds/feeding 24 hrs ago after suffering cardiac arrest 7 days ago. CPR for 20 mins and stroke destroying cerebral cortex . He is in comfort care now. He is an insulin dependent diabetic. His breathing is short, not labored entirely and vitals are ok. How long until he passes?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

I am sorry about the pain you and your family must be experiencing.
No doctor provide precise information on the life span of a person but in the absence of any sustaining medications/food/oxygen via the respirator , it is unlikely that your father would survive longer than a few days.

I wish you the best
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