Hello - I just wanted to write a little about my dad, he is in a care home and has been there since January this year. But he has lost so much weight and it is heartbreaking to see him so diminished. He has lost interest largely in food and just eats from time to time. The doctor has prescribed Fortisip and Complan which he takes, but somehow he doesn't seem to be absorbing any of the calories or nutrients. He can barely walk now and he doesn't recognise me anymore. He spends a lot of time asleep. I know that if my dad was aware and conscious of what his life was like now - he would hate it so much. He always told me that if he ever went senile that we should just put him out of his misery and really this haunts me most of the time - the thought that he would so hate being in this position, and I can't do anything about it. He is comfortable and not in distress where he is - but its no life really for him. I love my dad so much - and I don't want him to die but sometimes I think it would be so much kinder if he passed.