Hi all - a little update. My dad finally got moved into a nursing home last Thursday and we have been getting him settled.
He has looked increasingly frail and his weight is down to a little under 6 stone.
He was seen by the doctor today and we were given the news that he is in cardiac and kidney failure - and so we seem to be at the final stage of this awful journey.
Its 4.49am as I write this. My mother is resting next door (the nursing home have provided us with a room to use) and my brother and I are sitting with my dad.
My dad's breathing has been shallow and he has a very fidgety leg and foot. He has some mucus buildup and is drinking very little. The doctor said that he had only days to live but I think he'll go much quicker.
I hope he doesn't feel any discomfort in his final hours and that he has as dignified end as possible.