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How long can my mother survive in hospice with out eating or drinking?

2 answers | Last updated: Jun 30, 2012
A fellow caregiver asked...

My dear Mother (who i cared for until last year and is now in a NH) is not eating or drinking much after 8 years of COPD and dementia, I am so sad and can't stop crying as I watch her wither away, how long before she can't live without eating or drinking? Hospice is now involved and I fear she will be gone this week?? Grieving daughter


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A fellow caregiver answered...

Positive imagination on your part, your families part, your friends part, and even your mothers part. If I am too late in this response, then this will even help in your recovery process...which you will get through. Believing that everything is at peace and or IS ok, not just will be ok, is the best way to get through this process whether your mother is still sick, recovered, or moved on.


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A fellow caregiver answered...

sadly I was right, my Mom passed away 3 days after I posted this, I know she is not suffering anymore but my world feels empty right now :-( I am so sad I don't even have words enough to describe, thanks for your reply even if late I appreciate it greatly. God Bless