My very dear 98year old mother is very near the end of her life's journey and her long battle with this terrible terrible disease. She is now bed bound and is no longer able to take fluids or sustenance. She is so very frail and has no flesh left on her poor depleted frame. But even in her last days/hours she would like to drink but has no strength to swallow. It is heartbreaking to see. I have been moistening her mouth with a baby's toothbrush and thickened liquid to try to keep her a little more comfortable and sincerely hope her night carers in her care home maintain this through the night. She is on no medication at all but earlier this week her GP prescribed a very low dose morphine medication if needed to ease her discomfort but so far it has not been administered. Her care home nurse has decided she doesn't need it yet! I think maybe she does not want to give it to her. Is this palliative care? We (her family) now just wish her a very peaceful passing - I'm sure like all you other good folk facing the end of this terrible tragic illness. I send you all good wishes.