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First of all, let me tell you that english is not native languague, so excuse me for any errors.
My problem is with my 89 years old Mom. she has dementia, as far as I know in latest stage, she does not speak, not able to eat solid food, and no mobility at all.
Hydration has always been a problem, as she most of the time refuses to drink, so we usualy have to give her gelatine, and chakes with a some grams of protein.
She sleeps very well at night, some 12 hours, but after all that time without beeing hydrated, she lately refuses the tea at breakfast, and it is absolutely pointless to try to force her, because she ends up spiting it all out, and becomes very agitated.
Since she also sleeps part of the day, there are left very few hours to hydrate her, so my questions is :
Is it posible to hydrate her during the night by the subcutaneous route. I heard this would be the first option for an elederly who is not in a Hospital, and could be administered at home by family members .
I appreciate your coments on this, and are these Hypodermoclysis kits available on the internet ? I have not been able to find any.
Thanks a lot
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