Final stages of death in the 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 sure do miss her.) Give your dog lots of hugs and kisses, and tell her she is the best dog in the world.
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.
233616 tn?1312790796 Unfortunately, in Oregon, one Ted Governor Kitzhaber is running the show---his whole shick is evidence based medicine--- unless there are more proofs in his mind, like for instance, Alagirl and myself were both brutally raped by carriers, unless someone proves to him the the increase in promiscuity, or the increase in tatooing, both HUGE sources of new cases of our young people who will wander around as we did not knowing they've gotten this disease, (not to mention the meth addicts which he
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
1916673 tn?1420236870 my old boy of 14 (turning 15 in November) Ok, finally figured out where the button was on this page to join. I'm in! Found the liquid salmon oil in small bottle with dropper, a couple of drops to Start him off in the morning and see how he does, begun giving him a little egg in the morning with his KD and feeding him three to 4 times a day his SD Hills KD canned, a vitamin and his MLM joint medication. He is bit more spry.
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.
2186126 tn?1384961026 I would say it definitely gave her quality of life until the end stages (roughly the last couple of months). The initial symptoms of the disease in our dog were: eating a lot, overweight, pot belly, thin fur. She did very well for the past 4 years. Then last year her back legs gradually stopped working so we got a little wheelchair for her so she could still walk. Over the past few months she wasn't able to control her bowels/urinating so there were quite a few accidents in the house.
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 When I went to the link you sent me, that was just one of many forums listed on the side..... Did I end up in the right place? I think this is a very valuable tool for me, want to make sure I'm not out there talking to no one......
Avatar f tn What I would worry about, in terms of taking the other dog along to the vet's when their companion was being euthanized, is that it could make going to the vet extremely traumatic for the other dog on future occasions when THAT dog may have to go to the vet. It could have in the back of its mind the time it went to the vet with its companion and the companion didn't come home, and could somehow associate going to the vet with not returning home.
Avatar n tn It smells like I'm sitting in the middle of a casino surrounded by smokers without the fun of the slot machine. Actually I never go to the casinos because I hate the smell of smoke I guest know would be a good time to go. Why does know one ever come back to explain what they find out at the doctors? I will promise that I will. Thanks for listening I sick of friends and family being less than sympathetic. Good luck everyone........
Avatar f tn As far as the Muslim issue - I am a Christian myself, but I also thought that in the United States of America, we were allowed by the CONSTITUTION to practice our choice of religions. And where did his money come from? It was said "Overseas" - where - who? An opinion was given, where is the information? WHERE and WHO "gave" him the money? ???? I guess if Santa Clause himself were a Republican he would be qualified???
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!!!!
Avatar f tn It recently stopped being effective at all and the pain became so unbearable I was in the emergency room for what is now most of yesterday (most was in the waiting room of course). I was just switched cold turkey from Lyrica to Gabapentin. I was on 150mg twice a day and am now on Gabapentin 300mg once a day for the next twenty days. Script is up a few days before my next neurologist appointment.
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
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi everyone! Welcome to Part 14! Please come in and make yourself at home. We're all glad you made it here.
544292 tn?1268886268 LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
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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544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to Part 13! We're so happy to see you! Come on in and get comfy.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! Please come on in and make yourself snug and comfy. We're delighted to hear from you! Lots of good nourishing words here Friends!
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tram Warriors! Part 60. Wow. Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
1323357 tn?1274826939 You know that feeling when you are half-asleep in front of the TV or the radio, The sound can seem a bit louder than usual. Sometimes specific words can set off a strange train of thought. It's usually a nice, cosy feeling being set adrift on the river of the mind! But with DP, you can have those long trains of thoughts even when you're fully awake. The anxiety and fear of being in this state tends to generate fearful, rather than happy or creative thoughts.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Mighty Tramadol Warriors! We're really happy to see you! Come on in and enjoy the conversation and make yourself comfy. This is the place to be to get off and stay off Tramadol!
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! Please come in and make yourself at home. All are welcome, we're very happy you are here!
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 It's like walking on eggshells all the time. You never know when the venom is coming. She talks about people in a nasty manner. She lies and when you call her on it, she denies it. She starts trouble with me and my siblings. My brother hasn't had anything to do with her in the last several years. No one wants to be around her because she is so nasty. She always has to put people down, and it seems she is extremely jealous of me.