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Difficulty in breathing after a hip bone replacement surgery. Not taking food. Survival chances?

Hi,My grandfather is 79 years old.He went for an hip bone partial replacement surgery last month.Till friday he was fine.From saturday he is struggling to brethe.from saturday evening,he didnt take any water,food,or any IV.He is in home now.Doctors said his brain is dead.Till how many days he can survive like this?We are very much worried and cant see his sufferings.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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as you are saying that suddenly respiratory distress started .most probably it was pulmonary embolus, it is common after orthopedic surgery.
if doctor is saying brain is dead - then nothing is left, ask doctor to remove all life supporting systems
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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