Well .....today I thought I had to ask the question which has been burning in my heart for a while..... I visited mum this afternoon and saw the sister and asked the question "Is mum dying.....?".....then burst into tears....... The doctor in charge of mum and the sister whisked me away and told me it is extremely unlikely that she will leave the hospital......they were going to talk to me in the next few days.... They cannot get on top of the clostridium difficile bug She has a chest infection She hasn't eaten for a while but is now not drinking When her eyes are open they are rolling and glazed She doesn't know me She wails like a tortured soul My God....is the dementia not punishment enough? Why must she go through this ?