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I hope someone can answer my question - here goes...

My Nanna is very ill and as far as we know doesn't have long left to live. Although she is old and has had an amazing life it's so up setting to see her so thin and unable to do anything for herself.

She hasn't eaten for about 4 weeks now and is only sipping on water. She is also on quite a high dose of morphine for the pain that she is in. She has lost all control of her bowels etc. and spends a lot of the day sleeping.

So, i guess my question to you is, how long can she go on? Every time the doctor comes to see her she (the doctor) says how amazed she is that my nan is still with us.

I hope you can help me with this. I thank you so much for your help with this.

Debi xx