My 84-year-old mother in law broke her hip this past spring, and has declined steadily.
In seven months time she has lost 40 lbs. She is now down to 69 lbs.
For the past month or so she has been surviving on perhaps 1/2 to 1 cup of water per day, and a few bites of applesauce or crackers. Every day she sits up straight in the wheelchair for several hours. The rest of the time, she sleeps in bed.
She is about 5'1". How much more weight can she lose and still survive?
Does anyone here have any experience with this? What is the lowest weight you've heard of a person reaching, and still surviving?