Today the hospital presented our choice as:
1) Have our mother move on to hospice to die, probably of pneumonia.
2) Have doctors insert a feeding tube so as to postpone, for an unknown period of time, the inevitability of death.
It is unthinkable to let a person starve to death, pneumonia or no.
Meanwhile, our daughter is now in the hospital because of what appears to be a GI bleed.