I'm a very occasional poster and frequent reader who is getting great help from this forum as I watch and try to help as my mum moves from mild to moderate Alzeheimer's disease. This time last week the family was all gathering at my mum's house ready to celebrate her 85th birthday. She had a lovely day, with all her favourite treats and the icing on the cake was the announcement that a new great grandchild is on the way. And now she is lying unconscious in the hospital having had a massive stroke at some point last night. The doctors are talking about end of life care and I am sitting here thinking I don't know what. Bless her, she looked comfortable (who knew you could snore when unconscious) and is it so wrong of me to hope that she doesn't wake up? She has/had a reasonable quality of life but things were slowly going down hill and if she were to regain consciousness I think her quality of life would be dreadful. Not sure why I'm posting other than it is 3 in the morning, my mind won't switch off, and my lovely husband is fast asleep upstairs and I don't want to disturb him. I just hope my mum is sleeping peacefully right now.