My Mom, (87 years old), is in the end stage of vascular dementia. She is in a nursing home who have been looking after her really well for about 2 years now. She has diabetes and has been having a lot of UTIs for a while, which mess with her blood sugars.
Last week she finished her third lot of antibiotics for the latest (resistant) infection and she is now refusing to eat or drink.
She has gone 6 days without eating and is barely having sips of fluids despite the staff trying their hardest to encourage her. The nurses are concerned about her going into a diabetic coma which will mean she will have to go to hospital which no one wants. They believe she wants to die and I agree with them...
My question is how long can she drag on like this?
Has anyone else here been through this?
If so can you let me know what happened or what to expect next please?