Mom is 68. She was just dx with PF. Doctors previously thought her scarring was from radiation therapy for cancer x2 back in 89 and 91. She is on 3lpm now. 3 months ago, to the day, she had a heart attack caused by her lungs. She can't talk without gulping for air and running out of breath. Actually, talking, walking, rolling over, etc. But the hospital said her o2 sats are good and released her home to be followed up by her pulmonologist. But if she's not moving, not talking, then she can maintain her O2 okay, temporarily. Everything I've read says from 1st dx is approx 3-5 years. But 1. She cannot live this way for that long it wouldn't be fair to her. 2. First dx should have been years ago as I've sent her to the hospital numerous times for gulping air. 3. She really is tired all the time. This is the first time she has left the hospital still out of breath and not feeling at least a little better. I guess I need to know is did your loved one bounce back from something like this? How did you finally determine that it was time to call hospice? Did you rely on the doctor giving you a time frame? Is she going to suffocate to death? How is that fair to her? We provide her with edibles... It helps her sleep at night. She only receives a quarter amount during the day to help with anxiety when the breathing is worse. But it always seems to be worse now. I know it can hit suddenly, but all I can say is what happened? She was doing good and up and moving not 1 month ago.