My uncle is not in good shape, he is a nearly lifelong heavy smoker/drinker and now with both pneumonia and COPD and 64 years old. In the past two and a half weeks he has been to the hospital twice, saying he had pain on the right side of his chest. Both times he has gotten impatient in the hospital and discharged himself after a few days, where he comes home (we live together) and naps on/off until he has had to go back. Since we live together, I've been trying so hard to get him to go back to the hospital until THEY discharge him, but he is absolutely stubborn and will not listen to me at all. In the hospital the first few days I visited him and he seemed like a different person and promised me he would stay, but when he gets out it's a different story :( I'm at the end of my rope and not sure what to do. It's scary when he's home because he just sleeps, and I'm so scared he will deteriorate and eventually pass because it seems like he will not get help and take care of himself. Is there anything I can do as his niece to get him to STAY in the hospital and have him not be able to discharge himself until he is fit to be?