Mom was put into hospice about 10 days ago. She had fallen on December 20, went to the hospital with a brain bleed and fractured face, but managed to "recover" from all that in about 3 weeks (miraculously she did not break any bones like leg, arm, hip, etc.). Unfortunately, she was put on a feeding tube and hasn't been able to come off that yet due to some issues swallowing and just her overall weakness and sleepiness. The hospital released her to a rehab facility as they said she was stable medically, but after a week she ended up back in the hospital with pneumonia from the feeding tube. After a few days on antibiotics, the hospital released her back to rehab again, saying the pneumonia was under control. However, that week back in rehab she seemed to take a turn for the worst. She still wasn't progressing with therapy for the swallowing, and despite having her in a wheelchair and going to some activities once or twice, she still isn't able to do any kind of rehab to get her walking and moving again. Then she started vomiting and having diarhea, and shortly after that her stomach filled with an extreme amount of fluid from her liver disease. At this point we were told that she wasn't progressing in rehab and they had to kick her out. Also, the doctors said there wasn't any more they could do for her, and due to her liver disease, they won't do any type of procedures on her, including tapping her stomach to relieve the fluid. We were told hospice was the best option, so that is what we did. She was moved to a boarding care facility for hospice patients, is on oxygen and morphine every 3 hours, but is still in extreme pain. She is also still on the feeding tube, which she keeps trying to pull out. I live 3000 miles away so my brother is dealing with all of this on a daily basis, but he is heartbroken seeing her like this and is so frustrated that she just seems to be hanging in "limbo." We have the DNR, living will...all that stuff in place. We've been told that it won't be long before she passes, but in the mean time, he can't stand seeing her in pain like this. She is still aware of what is going on, but when she is awake for even just a few minutes she just cries in pain. What can we do to help her? I keep praying that her time will coming sooner rather than later, but that doesn't seem to be working.