mother in law is now under the care of Hospice; this is a good thing. I noticed last night that her breathing is shallow, like panting. They've ordered oxygen for her. I warned husband that I don't think she's going to make the next 11 weeks, that she will most likely die sooner. Duckie is starting to pull away and be difficult at home, though she still behaves well in her grandmother's presence. On a side note: I went shopping and bought a few black outfits so I'm prepared for the inevitable.