I haven't been on the forum for a while as my mum has been in a lovely care home for 5 months which removed the stress from me after years of caring for her. However, she had a fall in the home & broke her humerus. Dr was called & ambulance but they had to give her morphine for the pain & she was strapped onto a body board as they didn't know what she'd broke till at the hospital. Consequently, she missed her Parkinson's meds & went downhill & unable to swallow. They got patches on her but not the same. She was awake the next day but after this has been asleep & nil by mouth for over 2 weeks, had dextrose drip. I'd said she'd stated DNR decades ago before dementia but hospital didn't think she was at that stage. I insisted on painkillers & for her to be comfortable. On Monday they persuaded me to consent to a nasalgastric tube. They're now giving her food, liquid & Parkinson's meds through this. She now has septicemia & sepsis so has drip for other drugs. She is just asleep & has been responding to my voice but today didn't, just asleep. Looks peaceful. Her heartrate, bloodpressure, O2 levels are all normal & hospital think they can get her back to walking & talking. I can't see it myself. She struggled to walk so being in bed for weeks I can't see her walking again. My question; is tube feeding right? Is it just prolonging suffering? She's 86. I've been guided by the hospital but my gut instinct is it is unnatural. The ward is full of frail ladies who are skin & bone, bedridden & have dementia. It is a picture of Hades. Most are in distress except my mum who is out of it, in a vegetative state. I am an only child so have no siblings with which to discuss & thought the Forum will know. I want to do the right thing for her.