MIL had a severe stroke 1.5 weeks ago. She can barely talk, has moments of vascular dementia, can't swallow solid food, completely paralyzed on her right side and incontinent. She in also in a lot of pain from severe arthritis in her hip. She has a very small chance of recovery. Based on her wishes and quality of life, we chose hospice. Our only other option would be to put a feeding tube in her stomach and place her in long term care. She's been in the hospice facility for 2 days now. She's still eating small amounts of food (probably taking in 200-300 calories a day) and drinking 2 cups of liquid a day. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience? If so, how long before your loved one passed on? I know it usually is about 2 weeks without food and water but since she is consuming small amounts, I would assume she would last longer? She is in her early 70's and about 75 pounds overweight. Not sure if that will matter? I love my MIL very much and I do not want to see her or my FIL and husband suffer. It's killing us all to see her go through this. Also, medicare will not cover her room and board for the hospice since she does not have an actual terminal illness like cancer. FIL has enough money to pay for 2 or 3 weeks, but after that we will probably have to bring her home. FIL can't physically care for her and my husband and I can't afford to take off work to help. We'll all under so much stress.