I am back after a long time just getting on with it. I travelled this path with my Dad and my Aunt. Mum was diagnosed with VD a few years ago I briefly popped in to TP but I was maybe selfish and couldn't face sharing the daily dose of depression that the posts here can bring and have been lucky that until now everything has been working out ok - well as ok as it gets. 2 weeks ago Mum virtually collapsed/slumped and Doc was called out prescribing antibiotics for a chest infection. Physically she had improved almost daily aside from not wanting to eat or drink. Mentally she is much much worse than before. Doc came again this week and think maybe appetite will improve once antibiotics have finished but i'm not convinced. this morning she managed half of some porridge but was then sick. Not sure if it's just the infection that is still causing a problem, or if the mental deterioration has taken her to a new low point and that maybe the end is coming into sight? Has anyone else been down this path with the horrible flu like lergies this winter?