I know no one knows how long the process of dying takes, so this is a bit of a rhetorical question. My mother was virtually incoherent a couple of weeks ago and only drank sips of water. Yesterday she was lucid (although weak) and ordered an omelet from her AL kitchen. We warmed it up and fed her small bites. Today she spent time with the chaplain and said she was hungry. It seems she keeps rallying. I want her to live but I know being bedridden in hospice is not contributing to her quality of life. How long can this go on?