She is 90 years old and has been in bed for nearly a month. She eats barely enough to sustain her. A cup or two of food a day. She is very small (86 lbs) and is losing weight from not eating as she should. I've tried nutrition shakes, supplements, her favorite foods all to no avail. She will only ingest small amounts. She outright refuses to see her doctor and is getting weaker by the day. There is no illness related reason for her decline. She says she just wants to die.
My sister whom is her other caregiver won't take her to the doctor saying that she needs time to gain weight and Gram says she will begin eating. I would take her myself but have cerebral palsy so I cannot drive her to the appointment even if I could manage to convince my grandmother to go.
I feel like NOT taking her is bordering on neglect, but honestly have no clue what I should do to help her and legally protect myself. My sister and I have gotten into a huge fight over this issue. Anyone ever been in a similar situation? What is the proper course of action?
Thank you a ton!