I know exactly what you must be going through. I've been there and, to be honest, sometimes still am. Margaret says little, seems in another world and goes off to sleep. I think you're right to rake your cue to leave at that point. He's obviously not in pain, quite possibly happy in his dream world, so there's nothing to be gained by staying. As I said before, you may find he improves a little and I think probably like me you'd take that. Don't let go of hope. Praying for you. God bless,Hi @Dutchman @blackmortimer and all the others who responded- it is much appreciated. I have been today and couldn't even get him to drink. He opened his eyes once and clutched my hand momentarily whilst I sat gazing at him for over an hour. He said not a word and appeared to be in another world. But I decided to go home and leave him to sleep.