Dad is 94+, in declining health, stage 4 kidney failure, at a SNF after having his final/last ever surgery on his crumbling back/bones (severe osteoporosis) with nothing left except to keep him comfortable. He is fighting death, doesn't want to die, wants to continue with p/t fighting to be "normal". He's got dementia, looks terrible, has some difficulty with swallowing, loosing weight and very weak. I really don't know how much more this guy can stand or how much longer his body will hold on. I'm frustrated that he's going out slowly and it's difficult to watch him struggle to "keep going". What is he fighting death so much for? Why does he want to "live" like this? How do I rid my almost every waking hour thinking of him? Giving him a bit more time with p/t but really I'm ready to call in Hospice for his "failure to thrive". The nurses seem to be there with me. His quality of life, barely there. Me & my siblings are ready for him to die. Any advise? BTW this website is terrific - thanks much!! I'm currently in counseling. His prior doc's before moving him to where I live gave him +/- 2 years from May 2014. He's just so damn stubborn. Have requested ministers to see him even tho he doesn't want to talk with any. I feel exhausted. Mom passed back in March. Oh yeah, we're NOT close by any means. Thanks much.