My dad was taken in to hospital at the weekend, from the respite care home. He had kidney failure, fecal impaction, severe dehydration and urine retention and a chest and urine infection. He's only opened his eyes a couple of times since then, he does eat (pureed and is fed) but can't talk. His breathing is rapid and his chest congested. He seems to have 'gone' so quickly. He's catheterised and completely immobile. Before the first week in respite, he could talk, sit up, eat and drink. Can they come back from this far? I'm terrified. Scared of him 'coming back' to a miserable existence, and scared for him to go. He's so helpless in hospital, no one seems to understand PSP. This is awful.