10 days ago we were called in by the home as dad was refusing food, drink and meds. He had been tempremental about this for the week previous but now they considered this to be his choice to leave us. We spent the next 5 days at his bedside slowly watching him leave us to the point where they said it would be within hours. We stepped out for a couple of hours to eat and prepare ourselves and when we came back he was sat up in bed smiling. He knew me instantly, something he hadn't done for a year now and we spent the day chatting and laughing. It was great but they said this was the clarity moment and he was still end of life for any day. He did again go down and we again prepared but he has done the same again. They are now saying he may have changed his mind or he could suddenly die. To say mum and I have gone through every emotion and feeling is an understatement. I have to now return to work. Someone said this may bring on the initial desire to die again. Has anyone else had this and how long can this go on.