My dad was admitted to hospital last tuesday with a uti. His dementia is such that he refuses medication. He was so poorly they managed to get iv in and administered one dose of antibiotics and fluid however once awake he pulled iv out. We were told by a dr that they would continue to treat him for 48 hrs and if he hadnt rallied by then they would withdraw all treatment and let him die with dignity. By the next day they had transferred him to a medical ward where they continued to try and treat him but he has ripped out at least 4 drips. Basically he hasnt eaten for 7 or 8 days, has had very little in the way of fluids and has not been able to be treated for the infection. Everyday I see him I think its his last. He is skin and bone and when he is awake he doesnt make eye contact and seems to be unaware of us being there. He is so agitated, refuses to dress or keep bedclothes over him and is just asking for his mam and dad or talking rubbish. Its heartbreaking, I came from there this afternoon and burst into tears in the lift! The nurse says they are still trying to treat him but he wont let them. I just wish he'd stop fighting and be at peace. Does that sound bad? I cannot bear to see him struggle this way.