I need honest advice about hospice care. My great grandfather is currently being cared for by a hospice company for terminal lung cancer & COPD. He has been under their care for around 7 months. In the past month he has stopped eating and drinking. He has now been without water, except for the syringe fulls that he gets with his crushed up xanax and liquid morphine for 22 days! He can not move and stays in a coma like state for most of the day until the late afternoon when his condition gets worse he will open his eyes. We have had to beg hospice for every little bit of equipment we have gotten to make this easier on the family. The lift to move him, replacement of 5 broken oxygen machines, and the suction machine to clear his throat of mucus have all had to been asked and begged for. Now my question is, isn't this plain cruelty to let him lay there with no water for almost a month. Dehydration is painful and hospice only tells us this is part of the process. We, the family, all know he is going to die. The issue is, hospice is supposed to make the patient comfortable. He is not comfortable in this state and is now unable to be transported to a hospital. Why does hospice not give IV fluids for a comfort measure.