In January 2017, my brother was shot in the stomach, liver, etc., had surgery and a colostomy bag was administered for a year. In December of 2017 doctors attempted to remove the bag, three holes were torn in his stomach. After 7 additional surgeries within 3 weeks, docs could not repair the 3 holes in his stomach and decided to do a skin graft (skin from his legs) to cover the incision which had remained open for 3 weeks. Because nothing works anymore (digestive system) he has had nothing by mouth since Christmas day 2017, only IV nourishment. Yesterday docs sent him to a skilled nursing home for long-term care (supposedly for 12 to 18 months). How long can he live this way?