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Hello and thank you for your question.
What medication is given to her through IV drip?
Are you there?
5m morphine / 24hrs , pheinition 100mg three times a day, 5mg midazalam.
Her doctor may have decided to turn off the IV fluid as she may be collecting fluid in her lungs and if the drip continuos than she may have hard time breathing.
yes but she is very strong in every otherway
I understand she is strong and that is very good thing but chances are that may be after evaluating her her doctor thinks that IV fluid will do her more harm than good.
Collecting fluid in lungs would cause trouble in breathing.
but without water there is only one outcome and thats death i think they should have given her a few more days befoure turning off the water
Can she eat or drink?
shes not eating but can drink water
okay. So by herself drinking water is more advised than with IV fluids.
but they have told us not to give her anything to drink
so the only water she had was the drip
In some cases being fluid overloaded can be more harmful especially in those who have lung cancer. If your sister is not doing well and the doctors feel that the best they can do is provide her with palliative care, then they will consider removing the IV. If you are concerned about them removing the IV, you should definitely speak with her physicians especially since she is not able to take anything orally.
are these high ammounts
In situations where the patient is not doing well and the doctors are providing palliative care, then using these amounts is very normal. They are essentially giving her this combination to reduce her pain.
When a patient is not likely to survive their fight with cancer, then the best thing that you can do is to make them as pain free as possible
continues hydration can prolong the process and as such make things harder for your sister.
If you have more questions, please feel free to ask. I can understand this is a very difficult time for you.
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