I was told by my mother's doctor to come to see her immediately. She hasn’t been officially diagnosed with end stage liver disease but everything points in that direction. They said she had days to weeks to live and needed to go on hospice. She was receiving hospice services at the hospital until I figured out what I should do. I finally brought her to my own home for hospice. It is a terrible nightmare. She has been an alcoholic my entire life. She has Ascites and swelling in her feet and her cognitive abilities are questionable. She is refusing all medications now that she isn’t in the hospital. She eats very little and is incredibly weak. I don’t mind caring for her but I am nervous about her refusing medications. The doctors said she should take them but there isn’t a clear answer as to whether or not she HAS to take them. I don’t mind taking care of her but she is also difficult and I have to help her do most things which I don’t mind except that she wants to smoke a lot and I have to constantly stop what I am doing to take her outside. She can barely get to the bathroom on her own but will wobble and crawl to get outside and smoke. I’m not sure if I should bring her back to the hospital or if this is the natural course and I should let her do what she wants because her condition is considered terminal anyway.