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Old 01-04-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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symptoms when the body starts to shut down

I just read a post in regards to when the body starts to shut down all the symptoms to expect. My father is displaying all of them, and the doctors explained to us that the time he has left is between god and him. He has a bi-ventricular pace maker with a defibrillator. My question is, will this keep shocking him when the body decides to completely shut down? What is a timeframe to expect the entire body to shut down?

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Re: symptoms when the body starts to shut down


It might depend on whether he's home or in the hospital with an IV hooked up. If he's home, it sounds like he might have a few days. If he's in the hospital with an IV, he likely could have a little longer.

In my opinion, the doctors should have given some timeframe. Some idea is better than no idea. Doctors, like the rest of us, are only human and some are good at this (emotional issue) and some are not. You might have better luck asking the nurse who's in charge of his care.

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