my brother received a feeding tube 2 days ago. I am curious as to how long people have once they get a feeding tube. He can no longer talk and chokes all the time. We have been trying desperately to get him removed from his wife because of his daily abuse and neglect. APS has been called numerous times to no avail. He goes 8 days without a bath and she withholds his meds from him. He was getting his dinner at 11:30 PM. She is horrible. The Pastor and a psychologist are aware of the severity of his abuse. She has even told him to hurry and die. One minute he says he is ready to leave but the next he wants to stay for the sake of his children. His wife refuses to cook or clean. She laughs at him when he cries out in hunger. We as a family are totally lost. We want him here with us. I do not think he has more than a few months left. Last year at this time he was walking and talking. He is going rapidly. If anyone has advice please pass it on to me. Thanks!