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Last stage liver cancer, unconscious, making gestures. Taking morphine drip. Is he able to hear?

My grandfather is in the hospital going through the last stages of liver cancer and he s on a morphine drip and Ativan sometimes. He s unconscious but I feel like when we talk to him he makes gestures as in trying to say something. Can he hear us? And if he can is it painful for him to know he s dying but can t say anything? Is he in any physical or emotional pain? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Hi there, It is accepted scientifically that hearing is the last faculty to go before death and it is alright for you to talk to him. Definitely we cannot comment anything, but about his physical or emotional pain better to communicate with the nursing staff and see if they see any physical signs etc for them to feel so.
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