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My 89 year old mother-in-law and a stroke but doctors refuse to put in feeding tube.

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Does your mil have an advanced directive that declines extreme measures? I believe that feeding tubes constitute extreme measures.
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How is her breathing? Inserting a feeding tube requires anesthesia and if her breathing is compromised, they may not be able to do it. Speak with the doctors about the best course of action.
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They probably have good reasons. Can you give us more details as to what is affected by the stroke?
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