Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and advice. Just being able to talk to people who have been through or are going through this is such a comfort. My mom & dad are actually living in an assisted living facility. My mom has osteoporosis and fractured her vertebra in her back several different times, and also her hip and her ribs. My dad was taking care of her at home until he got spinal stenosis and lost feeling in his lower legs and couldn't take care of her any longer. He found an assisted living facility he liked and they were going to move in there together but he ended up falling before they did fracturing 2 of his vertebra and he ended up in a nursing home. My mom went to live in the assisted living facility alone until my dad, after 2 surgeries was able to join her. He never did totally regain his mobility but was eventually able to walk short distances with his walker. Anyway after hearing the news about my mom, I called the facility and found out they have hospice patients there and my mom can actually go back there in the apartment with my dad and be cared for "at home" with him so that makes me feel alot better. In that respect I'm blessed. It's just so hard to believe, even though she's 87 and after all she's been through, that this could actually be it. On one hand I know that she's suffered alot with all her problems and if she were to continue on eventually either this or something else would take her but on the other hand I just want her to rebound one last time. I guess mentally and logically I was prepared for the inevitability of this time but emotionally I'm still not. She was always there for me and I just want to be there for her but sometimes I feel lost because I don't know what to do. I have power of attorney (medical and financial) for both my parents and she does stipulate in there that if there is no chance of her recovery she doesn't want any extraordinary means to prolong her life so I guess I'm just waiting for someone at the hospital to tell me officially that there is really nothing more they can do and how long she has. Well like I said thank you so much for your support, you guys are great & I will be praying for you & yours also.