Just a quick question about care

  1. 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.
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  3. by   Esme12
    What are you asking? They get the same care as everyone else.....except they have chosen to not be fed through a tube. Are you talking about a living will?

    What are you asking?
  4. by   KelRN215
    I, too, am confused as to what you are asking.

    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?