I'm new here, and the reason I joined is I'm looking in for information from people who have been in our situation.
My dad is 73 has COPD, recently diagnosed with severe dysphagia. A small growth on lung cannot be examined due to his present condition, but told it may be cancerous. His recent infections have been very severe.
Speech & language therapist and consultants state peg tube feeding is the only option available to him. He is totally against it, and continues to drink and eat, although he says he has no taste for food but knows he has to. He is constantly aspirating, and extremely short of breath. He is becoming less Mobile all the time.
We are told he will continue to get sicker and won't survive. Community nurses are referring him to palative care team to come into the home.
I am wondering how long can people survive like this, I'm a wreak, not sleeping, waiting for something to happen.
Thanks everyone, I hope you are doing well.