Yes exactly the same with my mother, I was convinced that it was just a chest infection, eyes slightly open towards the end, after coughing a fair bit in the late afternoon and a gurgling sound at times, and finally about half an hour of very shallow breathing before she passed. I keep thinking if only I'd called an ambulance earlier, she was still alert when the coughing fits were going on and looking at me, not in any pain, although she was holding her chest while coughing. I am still in shock, but have kept busy sorting lots of things out, had lots of support and a fair few drinks that have helped. They are coming to pick up her bed, chair, hoist, this afternoon. Such sad times, my thoughts are with you too MaNaAk.