Im @ the university hospital about to bring my father in law home , he drank and didnt eat for days and we found him passed out and bleeding from the head , called 911 and they took him to the hospital , this is one of about 4 or 5 times this happend in the last couple years , each time it takes him longer to recover , we dont get the beer for him he finds his own way to get it , well afew days ago he said hes never drinking again but this morning he said he doesnt want to drink , sounds to me like hes already got the thirst , I told him then dont drink , your not a victim you do it to yourself , he got mad , Now he is living with us cause he cant live alone , the doc said if we hadnt found him he wouldve died there on the floor feet from his oxygen , every time he comes home from the hospital he does good for a week then one leads to two many , help , we love this ol man and need advice on how to handel him , and help himAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by ajguinn at 11:26 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by Mommy2seven at 11:42 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
I went through the same thing with my FIL. Nothing ever stopped his drinking. Even after he had throat and mouth cancer (they removed part of his jaw and half his tongue) he still kept drinking. He had a feeding tube until he could learn how to swallow again. He put liquor in the tube. He came to stay with us for a while after the surgery but ended up leaving to live on his own again when we tried to make him stop drinking.
He never learned to swallow again. Drank himself to death through his feeding tube. He was 54 years old. When we went to clean out his house (in Florida, we lived in Georgia during this whole time) we were shocked to find that his bed and the carpet around it were covered in cigarette burns. Long burns (!) Â where he had passed out and the cigarette continued to smolder after it hit the carpet or bed spread. I don't know how he didn't manage to burn the house down.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:51 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
"My grandfather did the same thing.. and he did die of mal-nutrition I was only 13yrs old but it was sooo sad he refused to eat anything"
my FIL did the SAME thing! He was SO skinny when he passed away!
One other thing that just came to mind... One of the last times I spent time with Bill, he really tried to go without drinking. He got really sick! Started throwing up, shaking, and breaking out in a sweat! We had to give him a drink.
Alcohol can be the most dangerous thing to come off of. For some people they have to be weaned off. If they don't wean off it, the withdrawl can kill them. Weaning off alcohol should be done in a clinical like setting where it is monitored all the time.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 11:57 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by keyaziz at 11:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Apr. 28, 2009