How long does it take to die from untreated Congestive Heart Failure?
(I am long distance). My dad has congestive heart failure now from alcoholism and someone made him go to the hospital. He stayed there 2 days and left AMA - against medical advice. He told the nurse that he "doesn't drink and doesn't smoke." For a man who hates lying, he is lying his butt off.
My brother goes over there after work every day and verbally and emotionally abuses my father. My brother did get a nurse to come in, but my father refuses to take any pills. He is only allowed 3/4 cup of liquid per day. My abusive brother took away his car keys and his alcohol and cigarettes and now my father wants to die.
He can no longer shower himself at all. The rest of the family (long distance) thinks the nurse will do it (NO).
How long does it take to die when the congestive heart failure is this bad? He might get his wish, finally. My poor dad; he wouldn't allow me in even if I could manage to go there.