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Liverpool care pathway

The doctors said there putting Mam on the Liverpool care pathway this Monday .she does have terminal lung cancer heart disease needs a pacemaker one kidney hashimotos and diabetes. High salt and low calcium levels .she refused a drip .She's nearly 88 .we weren't consulted about it and don't think Mam was she has capacity. There are days when she's very tired and sleeping a lot.not feeling like eating or drinking.but she also has days like today when she's sitting up laughing eating asking for favourite foods

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I thought the Liverpool Care Pathway was not used any more? I suggest you have a further chat with her doctors. There is a difference between giving someone only palliative care and refusing them food and drink.

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Thank you exaustedwife we intend to kick up a fuss please see my reply to sassy59

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How awful for you and the family. Your mother should be treated on a daily basis and kept comfortable, hydrated and fed when possible.

Speak to her doctor and ascertain what exactly is going on.

Good luck and best wishes to you. Xxxxx

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Thank you sassy59 my family didn't know what it meant until I told them now we all agree it's not happening .two of my sister's are going to the home today to complain I'm going in tomorrow morning to insist I talk with her doctors and if possible check her prescription and care plan (I'm a retired RMN)

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That’s good pet-lamb. Wishing you well. Xxxx

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As well as kicking up a stink with the hospital, I would suggest an urgent call to CQC, because I'm sure the Liverpool Care pathway was discontinued last year. Also, If your Mum is compos mentis and doesn't want it, they should consider hers and the family's wishes.

It would be worth getting your solicitor involved too! Tell the doctors you are taking advice; it should hold them at bay for awhile, at least!

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Will do Midori thanks

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Hello pet-lamb. I am so sorry to hear about your Mam and the difficulties she and your family are experiencing. You are doing the right thing by talking to the Nursing Home and making them aware of your concerns. You and your family know her well and only want what's best for her.

Please let us know how you get on.

Best wishes to you, your Mam and your family.

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Thank you Mas_nurse I will

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Do have a look at this you might find it helpful:-https://www.nhs.uk/news/medical-practice/new-guidelines-on-end-of-life-care-published-by-nice/

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Thanks rosewine

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