I'm trying to understand the type of care a person gets when they are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and are refusing to be fed by an NG tube. Crackles in the lungs, pneumonia, 150bpm pulse, low O2 stats.
Is this person newly diagnosed? What do you do for a patient who is newly diagnosed with MS? You will do the same thing for this person.
I have rarely seen patients with MS require feeding tubes so I assume this person has lesions in the area of the brain that affect swallowing. Why was a feeding tube recommended for this patient? Why are they refusing? Is the pnemonia thought to be aspiration related?