For the past approx. 2 weeks she has been nauseous and not feeling very well. The past few times we took her out for drs. appts., etc. she has vomited when we returned home. We have some stairs to go up as we live in split level home and she has to have much assistance getting up the stairs and it seems like after getting up the stairs she is more nauseous and then has to vomit. We have looked into getting a stairlift and were seriously considering this but the physical therapist who has recently been coming over since mom was in the hospital for 3 nights in March after having a TIA. Usually vna comes over after a hospital stay. Physical therapist thought her climbing the stairs would be good exercise and seemed to not think a chair lift would be the answer. But lately mom is nauseous even when staying home and not going out. We just took her to a hospital yesterday to get her checked out and were there for quite a long time as we had to wait and then they did some blood work and a cat scan. Well, everything was normal. Past 2 weeks have taken her to her drs. to be examined and found a UTI but was treated for this with antibiotics and now off of them. All other blood work normal. Mom seems to have no will to do anything much now and only wants to lay down most all of the time. Her appetite is rapidly decreasing. I am afraid this may be the start to the end. She is 89 and will be 90 this year if she makes it to that. Does anyone know if these symtons sound anything like her last days? I am so sad over this whole thing but at the same time can't stand to see her suffering. She hates to take her meds but has usually been cooperating and taking them. It's so sad to see this once full of so much life person just laying on the couch and sleeping so much as we try to keep her awake so she will be able to get a good night's sleep. Any suggestions on how to make her life somewhat better and if anyone knows is this could be the start of the end? I'm sick of this whole thing and very very sad. Thanks to all.