My mother has had PD with Lewey-Body for 15 years, in a wheelchair for 2 years and bedridden for 9 months mostly because she developed a pressure wound on her tail bone which has gotten worse. The bed sore will never heal as it is too big. She has lost her ability to talk (she tries, but speaks too softly to hear her) She is eating 2 doses of protein drink and 2 doses of ensure plus when she can the equivalent of 1 good meal a day. She also has been in a nursing home for 2 months with hospice support. Do you think a feeding tube ie: more nutrition, would help her heal from the bed sore? How many calories is reasonable for a bedridden person? As you can imagine the family is divided on this decision. What is the criteria for determining whether a feeding tube, IV tube is warranted?View Thread
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