Thanks, Yvonne. Yes, those decisions are very hard to make and we were all very relieved that she died peacefully before we had to discuss it again. When you know that death is near no matter what, you just want the easiest, most peaceful way for it to happen. I was leaning towards removing the vent but didn't know how that would play out. Dying slowly was torturous in my opinion and I certainly didn't want that either. At the point I think all of us would have liked her shot up with morphine or whatever it took for her to die quickly. But that's illegal. Although I suspect that my husband got some extra in his last dose because it was time for the nurse to quit her shift. He died at 5:23 PM and her day ended at 6. She cleaned him up, instructed me to get rid of all the drugs...I didn't have pain back then and was so naive that I threw them all out....so many good drugs, lol. Hospice is good for that, they do make sure you don't have pain or try to anyway.