Why does my dad sleep all of the time?

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My dad sleeps all the time. He used to be active, but in the last year has just given up and now has a feeding tube & sleeps constantly, why?

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If he needs a feeding tube, he must be pretty ill. I'd talk to the doctor about this. It could be his organs are shutting down, in which case he may benefit from hospice care.

If he is not that ill, depression could be the issue. Either way, I'd advise you to discuss this with the doctor - or even a couple of them for different views - to see what the reason is. It could be a natural response to his condition or it could be something that can be made better. The only way to find out is to get expert medical advice.

Take care,
Why was a feeding tube introduced?
You could have the docs see if he is on medicatins that are sedating, or at too high of a level...sometimes I have found that docs and nurses think it shoudl be obvious what's really going on and don't relaize that it is too emotional and they need to sit down and talk with you.

Bless you for caring, and may you find strength and hope for whatever comes next - hugs from someone else who has been there...
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