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My husbands uncle refuses any doctor visit but is very much house bound and at the point of bedridden. He doesn't eat he's yellow bleeding urine and nose bleed continuously I visit him 4-5 daily to help but it's getting to much he has fell almost daily and developing bed sores any mention of doctor he gets mad and refuses. He lives on pop cycles alone and very weak and wants to die. What do I do when does this get out my hands legally? He's 74 and just coughs up blood all day. .

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Thank you all I agree with the intervention and believe that's my next step thank you
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You call Hospice and ask them to evaluate him. He's ready.
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Sorry, I forgot to answer your original question. I think it's a legal issue now, since you have actual knowledge of his condition. However, I don't know how much liability you would have unless you hold powers of attorney on his behalf. And there's also the question of your husband's knowledge and/or attempted care, and whether or not any other relatives are aware of the situation. If he has family and they have knowledge, they share some of the responsibility for intervention.

I think it's a moral and ethical issue as well.
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Jaundiced, hemmoraghing, probably anemic and malnourished and is ready to die...what a plateful you have! It sounds almost overwhelming, and probably feels that way to both your uncle and you.

Is your husband involved? Are there any other family members involved? If so, I would have a family meeting to bring everyone up to date and discussion options.

If you can't do this ASAP, I think I'd call APS to get them to intervene. An argument could be made that YOU should do this because you're aware of the situation.

Does anyone have any powers of attorney for him?

But there are some unanswered questions here...has he had any medical treatment at all recently? Has the hemmoraghing been diagnosed as to the source? How long has he been in this deconditioned state?

Does he have any children? Does he show any signs of dementia that could interfere with his judgment and survival instincts?
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