Hi, My mum is nearing the end of her life. She has suffered a great deal this last year, many falls, many infections many scarey visits to different hospitals. She has lost her ability to communicate, can no longer walk, or take care of herself in any way. About 5 days ago she stopped eating and now has a chest infection. My siblings and I have decided with the amazing help of the Admiral nurses to let nature take its course and not subject her to anymore burdensome medical interventions. Her temperature is now quite high and she is drifting in and out of consciousness. My question is how long can this take? I know it can vary wildly but I don't know whether to just drop everything and be with her constantly or wait for the nurses to call me and let me know when they think her death is more imminent. Do any of you have some advice that might help me to manage my expectations?