My 82 year old mother was hospitalised 3 weeks ago after a fall at home, she was diagnosed with glaucoma, head injury which was clear after CT scan, she has some dementia, chest infection, and has had a history of alchohol dependency.
Told by doctor that she was prescribed with meds to help her with her life style dependency and anit biotics the first week she seemed to respond the starting to go down hill. Her drip has been removed now as the doctor has told us that she had not responded to the anti biotics, also she stopped eating last week.
For a week she has been having yogurt, honey, some glucose drink and asks for a cup of tea. I visited my mother today she sleeps a lot, but when she wakes she appears to be quite alert, and you can have a conversation with her.
How long can my mother survive like this, in the hospital where she is there is no end of life nurse to talk too, it would be good to know what happens next.