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Generally... water doesn't fulfill the body's need for nutrients or desire for food, despite the fact that it's an appetite suppressant. If you can survive on ice chips, kudos.

  greenwich1945  |  13

26 - if you really went five days without water you must be a superhuman. I always thought a person could only survive three days, and after that was kinda on borrowed time and suffering from severe itching from dry skin and hallucinations.
Unless you were on a drip, in which case you weren't being deprived of anything, although it might have felt like it.

  CharresBarkrey  |  15

You can survive about a week without water. Although, 26, no hospital should have made you NPO for 5 days (assuming you were in a hospital as well) - that's borderline torture.

  aspartame78  |  3

Sometimes doctors order a patient to have nothing by mouth for a period of time in case they have to do surgery. I went through the same thing recently. It sucks.

  jesustitts  |  20

She may be having a baby. My sister wasn't allowed to eat until hers was born. And c-section patients have to not eat 6 hours before they're scheduled for surgery.

  xXKaanaXx  |  7

Yeah but don't you think 44 hours is a tad excessive? When I broke my arm, I was in the emergency room waiting for 9 hours, no food or drink, to not even have surgery..

  mikuxxhatsune  |  31

Usually you don't eat so when they operate there isn't food in the digestive systems... yoy wouldn't want them to vomit or have food spill out while operating. The time depends on where they are operating. If they are operating on somewhere not too close to the stomach them its usually 9 hours because of precautions. Otherwise it can be up to 48 hours as shown. Just to make sure it is completely clear. But that really sucks.

By  MaleficZero  |  0

It's probably best for your health.

Besides, they probably have you hooked up to an IV injection anyway. That alone will supply your body with the nutrients it needs.

  gianthelper  |  1

Yea but nutrients and stuff that don't fill your stomach so that leads to stomach pain and not mention his parents are eating right across the room from him