Mom has dementia which is getting worse. She has CHF and her legs and ankles are swollen and weepy. The cardiologist keeps increasing her diuretics and changed to a more potent one. He says if this doesn't help she needs to go to the hospital for IV diuretics. The last hospital visit almost killed her. She had to be restrained and had no concept of where she was. She was terrified. She is 90 and living in AL. We actually had to move her to AL becauce she declined so much after last hospital visit. Prior to that she was in an apartment with daily help and was relatively happy there. The doctor said if I refused to take her for the IV diuretics the only other option is hospice. Mom is miserable and wants to die. She says so constantly. I don't know what to do. Do I put her in the hospital where I know she will be terrified and decline even more to alleviate the swollen legs, only to extend a life she is miserable in? I dont know how to make these life and death decisions. Has anyone else struggled with this decision? I swore I would never take her to a hospital again. Please help.