My aunt (87) is refusing to eat. Her grandmother and sister did this they just stopped eating and died. She’s otherwise good. Any advice? - AgingCare.com

My aunt (87) is refusing to eat. Her grandmother and sister did this they just stopped eating and died. She’s otherwise good. Any advice?

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Yeah, I agree with Davina. Don't put her through anymore procedures. Let her go naturally.
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My aunt stopped eating and got down to 69 pounds. They put her in the hospital and inserted a feeding peg, which is a tube surgically inserted into a hole cut into the stomach. She died within 14 days. A doctor told me that people usually die within two weeks of getting pegs. I say don't interfere and let nature take its course.
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Don’t force her....maybe try liquid milkshakes or ensure
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Morphine can make this happen.
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my wife has not eaten in 35 days or bm she not doing good it is coming to the end
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If she has stopped eating completely, yes she will eventually die. But even a little nourishment they can keep going for a long time.
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