When does an elderly person refuse to eat or drink anything?

When does an elderly person refuse to eat or drink anything?

When an elderly person refuses to eat or drink anything, the progressive weakness causing death happens days or even weeks, sooner than would have been the case if they were eating. There is no specific period that can be mentioned here.

Why is my mum not eating or drinking?

Please get the idea that your mum is starving to death out of your mind. Her body is closing down and she will not be able to process food and fluid anymore. Im sorry, I cant be precise about how long she will survive.

Why is my cat not eating, no energy and sleeps all time?

I treated my cat with the Bravecto flea and tic prevention around 3 weeks ago (solution squeezed on back of head) and has been very lethargic ever since. Reduced appetite, sleeps most of day and night. Very much not himself – seems to have no energy. This seems like a long time to be like that. Cat is nearly 13 years old.

Is it dangerous for a person to sleep all night?

Getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well are what makes our bodies healthy. However, sleeping can also be dangerous. There are many things that can go wrong when you sleep and are unconscious. This is why you may have heard of things like people dying in their sleep without any signs of illness.

Why is my father not eating or drinking?

If your father is already very weak, the time is likely to be shorter rather than longer – depends how much fluid he is actually taking. Is his mouth ‘furring’ – got loads of white stuff in it – happens when little fluid being taken in and is dead skin.

How long has my dad not eaten or drank?

He now hasn’t eaten for about 3-4 weeks other than the occasional mouthful of food which he usually spits back out, he is also drinking minute amounts very infrequently and is even having trouble taking medication.

What does it mean when your dog won’t eat or drink?

Because it affects the intestines and stomach, refusal to eat and drink can be an early symptom. If your dog isn’t eating and also displaying watery, runny eyes and nose, it could very well be signs of distemper. They can also have a cough, diarrhea, and vomiting.

How long has my dad been in a deep sleep?

He hasn’t eaten since then and has had only a few sips of fluid, which was on Monday. Today is Thursday. He has been in a deep sleep since early Monday. We can feel the vibration in his lungs from fluid and he was suctioned several times. That has stopped now.