So, Dad has aspiration pneumonia yet again, he has been on co amoxiclav for last 7 day in nursing home, 2 weeks prior he had another 7 day dose and a month before that a 7 day dose. Yesterday went to visit the home and there was an ambulance outside as well as a paramedic , I said to Mum, I hope that's not Dad . We go to sign in and have to move out the way quicky as a person was getting rushed and stretchered out. Guess who it was? You got it, my 73 year old father who has AD, VD and Lewy Body Dementia with a gas mask on, gurgling and struggling to breathe with froth coming out of his mouth. Nice to be told by the nursing home isn't it?!!!?? Anyway, got rushed to hospital as oxygen levels dropped, gone grey and couldn't breathe unaided for choking on the froth and being extremely poorly. Long story short he brought up over a pint out of his lungs. He has been given IV co amoxiclav, fluids and paracetamol. He is stage 7e approximately in terms of dementia. I (yes me and not the he doctors or nurses) was helping him clear his mouth of all the froth as he couldn't do it himself, I was fearful he would choke. We have a DNAR in place!! Instinct kicks in I suppose. I just find giving him IV fluids and antibiotics is just wrong, it's a cruel existence as it is, never mind prolonging his death which will put him at rest. Meds are meant to promote the quality of life surely. Feel like I'm going mad with it all. I love my Dad dearly but this is just wrong. We have a PoA in place too, but it appears to be not to be worth paper it's written on as Dad didn't do an Advanced Statement too. This morning he us settled and getting his swallow assessed, just great, honest. I'm numb, can't cry, just waiting.