HI all -- I'm spending part of the weekend with my aunt, who is under hospice care. Her condition has changed rapidly - she mostly sleeps, confuses night & day, and is very weak. Hospice says, just make sure she is comfortable, and call if anything changes. We are hiring a caregiver for the 8 pm to 8 am shift beginning Monday. I was there last weekend, when things were different. We had meals together, my aunt was going to bed at night, and getting up in the late morning/afternoon. She slept for 60 hours, starting Sunday night, only getting up to use the bathroom. Then, after an aide bathed her, she got up Wed. and had a "normal" day, eating, drinking water, etc. My partner has been there all week, 24/7, and is frazzled and burned out (understandably). My shift is tonight-Saturday-Sat. night, then partner takes over until caregiver starts Mon. night. I've lost both my parents, who had hospice care, so I'm not new to this. I'm scared of the unexpected. As I write this, I'm thinking if tonight is upsetting and crazy, I will get someone else to help me Sat. night. If I have to bribe a friend, or homeless person, I will. LOL. Thanks for listening. Any suggestions, I'm open to hearing. Please be gentle. Thanks.