Thanks for the past support I have had on here, has been a while since I posted as dad was safe in a care home and I had less reason to whinge. My dad passed away peacefully yesterday, he died after only being really ill with a chest infection for one day, he just went downhill rapidly although he had been in decline for months dementia wise and his body weight had been dropping although was eating extra calories. Along with the doctor I took the decision (have full power of attorney) to not treat any more as nothing was working and we moved onto end of life pathway with only comfort palliative care. His passing from that decision was less than 24 hours, most of which he was asleep due to midazolam to stop his agitation and morphine to ease his pain. I was holding his hand as he just slipped away, and two hours before I had kissed him, told him all his mates and mum were at the big free bar in the sky and he opened his eyes and said thankyou. That meant so much to me, he had asked to die for so long, he was ready to go, nature just took its course a little quicker than I expected. He had dementia for over 10 years, but only the last 3 years did he need full time care. He had a good life, we will be celebrating his 86 years as soon as I can get things sorted when everywhere opens up tomorrow. Thanks everyone and good luck on your journeys, I will most likely return when my MIL progresses but for now we are all fine.