My Dad has his first stroke 10years ago and was affected on the right side- brain damage and paralysis. After a 10year fight to get to a point of independent living in a sheltered housing complex he had a mother massive stroke on New Year's Day affecting his left side. This meant that on too of not being able to speak since the first stroke he was left not even being able to understand anything and permanently bed bound. We now have him back at home where he is peg fed with carers and nurses visiting 7 times a day. However since Wednesday he has been refusing for nurses or myself to give him his medication, feed or fluids and it's a fight for the carers to even change him so he spends time soiled while we convince him to let us help him.
I need to know how long he can survive like this???
Without his anti coagulants, his digoxin, fluid and feed being the top of the list.
I do not want him to die in hospital so I just want to have some idea of what to expect if he continues to refuse everything.
Any advise would be appreciated. Zoe