My heart is breaking and tears streaming down my cheeks as i type this new thread. After reading Diane B thread about her beloved mum i find myself in a similar position. My Mum has been in a EMI nursing home since April and at first seem to settle in and was still walking and eating well. About 8 weeks ago she stopped walking and in the last 4/5 weeks she has stopped talking and eating, she has lost nearly a stone in weight in the last 4 weeks and now looks very frail, she is on 3 ensures a day and calogen once a day. She has pressure sores on her bottom which are not healing and keeps being sick i really don't know how much longer she will be with us but it is breaking my heart as i really don't know how much longer i can keep a brave face on me when i visit which is every other day and both days over the weekend. The home have said they are very concerned about her and are keeping her as comfortable as possible. I find myself leaving the home in floods of tears as i feel so helpless. She drinks really well and is always looking for more liquid to drink, she has a few small bites of food from time to time which she seems to chew then store in her mouth without swallowing the food and to make matters worse at the moment half of her dentures are missing. i have suggested that she should have food that is pureed and see if that will make a difference.