My dad was admited to hospce two weeks ago and is at home. We have a hired an aid to live there Monday - Friday but the weekends are up to family. It is already a tremendous burden and we are all suffering? Dad has good days where he is totally alert and knows everything that is going on. Then there are days were he looks like he is on death's door. He is under 80 lbs, has low blood pressure. Urine is very very dark. He is on morphine every 4 hours, mucinex, stool softener and oxygen 24/7. He is completely bedridden. Our nerves are shot. Can this go one for months? My mother has Parkinsons and is no help and actually caused my borther and I to have even more stress. It's only been 4 weeks since this all began. We do know my father had trouble breathing for at leat 3 years and was able to function. I don't want to lose my father but this is no life for him.