Final stages of death in elderly

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Avatar f tn The level you have given suggests she is in stage 4, the final stage of kidney failure. The prognosis is very poor, so this may best be a day-by-day assessment. If she deteriorates suddenly, then maybe I would opt to consider euthanasia - not something easy to consider, I know, but it might be appropriate if things get worse.
Avatar f tn I am going thru this tonight, Sadie is in final stages, throwing up, diarrhea, but still wags her tail when I come home, so happy to see me. She loves sleeping with me, I pray every night God will take her peacefully, but not yet, I'm putting in a call to the vets now to see if its time, if I can stop crying long enough. I hate kidney failure.
Avatar m tn Untreated the heart will enlarge and EF will continue to decrease and the outcome is cardiac arrest (arrhythmia). There are stages of heart failure and the final stage is shortness of breath, unstable angina (chest pain without exertion), and may be bedridden with an oxygen supply. One cannot predict an individuals' longivity. I was written off 6 years ago, and feel well today. Hide the aspirin pills!
Avatar n tn In other words no heroics. And an accurate assessment of level of consciousness may be skewed in the presence of drugs used to make the person comfortable. However, there is validity to the premise that pain will actually keep you alive longer, and it's always an ongoing challenge to find the balance of pain and/or anxiety control.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
2186126 tn?1384961026 I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days. Thanks, in advance, for your knowledge & stories.
Avatar f tn So every member in your household should adhere to these rules, and they should be treated with medication as well, because if you don't, something called ping-pong infection happens and the family members keep infecting each other.
Avatar f tn Benadryl is also something of an anti-emetic, and can be given at 1 mg per pound of the dog's weight, but I doubt it will be very effective in the face of this kind of vomiting. Worth a try though. Another thing that helps is calcium - lots of it. I was giving Chica 2 Tums a day during her last couple of months. The calcium binds to phosphorus which is deadly to those in renal failure.
Avatar f tn It is hard to believe that a child, whom you probably remember as being honest and truthful pre-drug, is an accomplished liar. You have to bear in mind that the drug (opiate of any description) actually changes the physical and mental makeup, as part of its takeover, and the drug will do anything necessary to replenish its supply, so it's the drug and not your daughter who is lying to you.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry you are facing this. I agree with lindapalm. I think if it was me in this dilemma, I think I would instinctively choose to leave my other dog at home. I don't know how you feel about this, but for your older dog's sake (perhaps even more than your own?)....taking on a young puppy soon after the passing of your younger dog might help her through this? It sounds rather as though she loved being a big Sis, and may grieve for the loss of companionship. See how you feel. God bless.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar f tn OMG!!! This is the story of my life...i will try the suggested options but am in need of answeres fast!! My face has a new scar every week...ive been battling theese " plugs" for the last four years along with tinea versacolor...i am 38 yrs old female...tried all the derms treatments with no success! I will try the antifungal cream....any new info or answers please respond asap!!!!
1916673 tn?1420236870 For example, ask whether the recipe they gave you is low in phosphorus and that they contain high-quality proteins and not low in proteins (as that advice is only recommended in early stages 1 and 2 of kidney disease). Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn 5 mg/day immediately out of fear of having those, could they be withdrawal symptoms in that short of time? I plan on trying the 12.5 for a few more days but I believe I will not continue. It's day 16 and I still have not completely recovered from that night. How did this drug get by testing?
559001 tn?1220581807 yes, it is a terrible thing for the ones that are left, this one couple had 4 children, and he had the early stages of cancer, the children were very young he told his wife what he was going to do, and would she go with him, she said someone has to take care of the children, she did not take him seriously, he went and got the gun, and blew his head off in front of her that has been 22 years ago, and she still relives it, then a hsband that was estranged from his wife drove over to her house, and
Avatar m tn I make no attempt here to describe the phases and intensities of the death-wish in those many years of BPD. Before the official diagnosis of manic-depression in 1980, the death wish was not as dominant. I allude to it but do not describe the experience in even the most cursory fashion. In addition, I should emphasize here that the term 'episode' is a variable one and really needs a separate analysis, if this statement is to be as comprehensive as I would like. LATE ADULTHOOD AND OLD AGE 1.
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Avatar f tn I have a friend that is sick with pancreatic cancer. I don't know for sure what kind it is he is an elderly man and he was diagnosed in August 2010 what is the survival rate for this type of cancer or the quality of life. I am confused because I know that this type of cancer is called the silent killer because symptoms don't present itself until an advanced stage.
277836 tn?1359669774 Knowing someone who knows someone or hearing of someone is no comparison. Being in early stages is also of no consequence. I have watched people recoil back in enormous pain from a hug because it hurt too much to be touched even by their own young child. I have watched them in agony because despite being on a vent, they could not catch their breath, ever. I have watched them in complete misery because they had no control over their bodily functions.
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1323357 tn?1274826939 Stress or fear produce a change in your brain chemistry ? an increase of adrenaline and decrease of dopamine - and this feeling of depersonalistion and derealisation is a result. You are not going insane and this will rebalance itself. What makes it persist is that usually a person does not know what it is and so worries/creates more stress this creates a self-perpetuating cycle.
Avatar n tn My parents both have NO belief in a life after death. I can't bear the idea of my parent facing an end alone that they think is a final separation. If anyone can lead me to a place where I can learn what will really happen at the end please let me know. All I have been able to find is diagnostic stuff and Progress in the field. What I need now is to prepare myself so that I can be strong for my father and not be shocked at what I see. My prayer is for us all.
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544292 tn?1268886268 I stick with it because I was tired of going to my doctor, hat in hand, and asking him to increase my daily dose of the drug. I stick with it because I no longer desire to be under the control of a substance that wanted more than I had to give, while returning less and less to me. ETC. ETC. ETC." Gah! Threw all my forks away too Fred. Tramadol is a terrible drug. Thank you so much for your kind message for me! It helps :D And yes, pain in places I never have had paiin before.
519226 tn?1378994921 My mother is nasty, bitter, hateful, argumentive, unsupportive and the meanest person I know. She's always been this way, but it's getting worse as she gets older (now 68). You cannot talk to her nicely or try to explain your point without her snapping at the person and starting an argument. If you say to her "why are you arguing" she says, You are, not me. It's always the other person, never her. You are dammed if you talk to her, and dammed if you don't talk to her.