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Drip up for nutrition

weegill23 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I'm in hospital I've had a stroke n not eating too much. But I have a drip up that goes into my veins spo I still get nutrients. If this was stopped would I eat more?


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi weegill and welcome

    Sorry to hear you are in hospital, I hope you get better soon
    As to your question, I suppose it depends on how good the hospital food is  :)

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,674 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weegill23
    The drip is ensuring that you get all the nutrients you need, would you rather be eating food? Generally they don't like keeping you on PN (parenteral nutrition) if you are able to eat enough food to sustain you.

    It's worth having a chat with your carers and doctors about why and how long they want to keep you on PN and also what your options are :)
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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weegill23, how are you getting on?
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @weegill23

    Welcome to our online community today.

    Sorry to hear about your Stroke !!!!!!!!!

    How are you today ???

    Are you still on your drip ???

    I have myself suffered a Stroke !!!

    If there is any help/advise that I can offer you please let me know ??

    Many thanks.


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