My father has come home to, we think, die peacefully in his own space. As far as we can tell from his 3 hospitalizations since November, he has an underlying infection that no one has been able to locate and/or treat successfully. There are other issues compounding his illnesses, and so the palliative team at his last hospitalization 2 weeks ago agreed with our family that it was appropriate for him to go home and onto hospice. Last Friday, we were told he had 2-3 days based on his vitals and behaviors. But today he perked up, ate the most he's eaten in a week, and seemed in a rather good mood. Is this normal? It seems like he cycles through being completely out of it and in pain to being very nearly his old self. It's causing a lot of heartache among our family as we were prepared to say goodbye, in fact did say goodbye, last week, and yet he hangs on. Is this typical?