Drinking with ALS

My sister is unable to swallow liquids. She has a feeding tube. She is power wheel chair bound and is power lifted into bed. She is hosting our annual Halloween party with all of our help. She has asked to have a drink or two. We are all scared to death! This could be her last Halloween as she is progressing so quickly. Has anyone had a drink or two through the feeding tube. We try to do/give her anything she asks for but are unsure about this one. She drank socially prior to ALS and have not had a drink since. Mostly due to her progression and always trying to "catch up" with the disease. If anyone has done this please let me know.

Thank you!!


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we were told by the doctor it is ok to administer alchohol through the feeding tube but to give a little bit and wait a bit to see how it affects them and if it is ok then to give her a little more a while after. ask your doctor to be sure

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