Mom is on comfort care (like hospice) which means no life extending treatments, no tests, PT or x-rays, and no iv's, feeding tubes, or CPR etc. We agreed the NH should treat for UTI as that falls under keeping her comfortable. At 101, 82 pounds, with a fractured pelvis, broken arm and dementia Mom will never recover, walk again or care for herself, needs 24/7 care and will live in the moment and constantly try to get up.
One of the questions on the list was if she develops upper respiratory distress, should they x-ray and treat or just administer oxygen. I told them I couldn't make that decision without my sister, and she too, does not know what to tell them, whether it is right to prolong things with antibiotics or keep her comfortable and let her pass naturally.
So, I am asking my forum friends, what would you do? What is the right thing to do?