Only made a few posts on here but have a few questions.
My father has undiagnosed type of dementia He has been having carers into his home for a couple of years but started to become incontinent and shortly after a carer found him on the floor next to the bed on the morning visit.
He was admitted to hospital about 6 weeks ago and initially they were waiting for a placement in a community hospital but he has deteriorated. He had lost weight before his admission but seems not to of eaten much for that time and is very frail and thin.
Two weeks ago the OTs were talking about discharge locations but he clearly was not engaging with them.
So to cut long story short, last Thursday / Friday they stopped IV as it would appear they had been giving that until my return (live away) and basically made it clear that he was in EOL stage.
So hes not eaten properly for ages, is very thin and has had no fluids all day Friday, saturday and Sunday.
He is still producing urine in his catheter and yesterday was alertish, not so much today.
He is bed bound.
So my question is when you google about how long a person can live without water, medical websites say 3 or 4 days but forums with relatives gone thru this have said sometimes upto a week or two.
Dont get why there is such a disparity and what is more likely ? he still has colour in his skin etc.
The hospital are deciding Monday as to where they think he should go, ie hospice.