He is at the VA State Home & has more bad days than good ones. He's got worse almost as soon as I moved him from the NH to VA. 8 day hospital revealed vascular blockages & was not candidate for surgery to find blkgs. Surgeon also suggested gangrene starting or already in his toes not toe nail fungus. Gangrene smells like almonds not a bad smell as would think. He was sent to hosp. for celulites (inflamation from wound on left foot) which is still being treated & looks better but he has not walked on those feet in a month or more. Hospital could administer drip with lq. antibiotics. Now is having bad days sleeping doesn't want to eat makes no sense seems to be in a great deal of pain the doctor removed some meds. ordered pain med as needed (he can't tell them if he hurts) he can't recognize the nurse button & doesn't know what its for. They see him about 2 hr intervals. so all I think is going on is..they are preparing him as well as my Mom & me for his death. So does he qualify for hospice should I ask the doctor for that so I can make these days left the best for him. Hospice sounds like more 1 on 1 & I do see that as what he probably needs. we visit almost every day but we are really getting tired & running out of juice ourselves. Mom is 87 & Dad is 89 & I am 64. I just need divine guidance. Thanks for listening.