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pacemakers and death
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pacemakers and death

my 94 yr old grandmother is recieving palliative care and has a pacemaker, how long does it usually take for death to come, it has been 5 days since they stopped all liquids, she has oxygen and meds for pain that is all and at the risk of sounding bad the family is becoming worried about her comfort.
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It took my mother-in-law 4 days to pass away after they took food and liquids away. She was on morphine and it took only 4 days.  God Bless you and your family.
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