My father has been in hospital for 2 months already. He was admitted to have a permanent catheter inserted and from there on it went downhill. He contracted a "superbug" and was kept in isolation. From there he was admitted to ICU and put on a ventilator for more than a week. He was eventually discharged from ICU to another isolation ward. He is very confused at times. His urine is dark, like tea. He refuses food and water. He has during the past few days, at numerous times, said he wants to die. He is very emotional and cries often. His feet, legs, arms and hands are very cool to the touch and there is mottling on his feet. His breathing is very laboured and he has a very wet cough. He cannot seem to clear his throat either and coughs with difficulty. The doctor told us to "let it take its course". We cannot get a straight answer from the nursing staff either. His speech is also slightly impaired. We are very concerned for him as it would appear that they are keeping him comfortable, just waiting for him to die. He has COPD, heart failure, prostate cancer as well as being asthmatic. I have read and re-read articles about end of life and many of the things they mention, I see in him. It is so sad to see him suffering the way he is. We have told him that he may go, we will all be fine.