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Old 01-07-2019, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
Since there is almost no physical exertion, I would imagine that if a comatose patient is fed more calories than he/she burns in a day, that there would be gradual weight gain.
I've worked in a couple of health care facilities as an orderly. There is no way she was given enough extra nourishment to gain that much weight in that amount of time, and the nursing staff would have adjusted the intake after the weekly weighing(at the very minimum) was made. Also, any such change in the patient's condition weight and food intake wise would have been reported to the family.