ok well I assume you are adult enough to relate this story to, and perhaps you will understand that things aren't always as they seem when someone is really sick.
My dad had heart failure a long time. He was in and out of hospital for years. Then, he was hospitalized for the last time. I flew home to the uk to help nurse him, if we ever got him home. He was given 48 hours to live.
After 3 weeks, we got permission to bring him home, tho we were told the journey would probably kill him. It didn't. For 3 MONTHS he hung on, tho he was very ill most of the time. He was eating, but it got hard to swallow. This is because the body tries to do all the ESSENTIAL stuff, like breathing, and can't manage to keep up with everything.He got weaker and weaker as his intake of food became less and less. He didn't have the energy to eat nor the appetite. He was very stressed and knew he was dying. He wanted so much to live, it was heartbreaking.
Anyway, when it got to the point where I was doing all the stuff for him that he couldn't do, he got depressed and realised he was never going to recover.
A few times, he rallied round and was a joy to be with. We had many happy hours just talking and doing simple things like playing dominoes. But all the time he was weaker and weaker.
Eventually, he got me to call the doctor on an emergency home visit. He was on a morphine driver by now, but couldn't take his meds as it was hard to swallow. The body packs up a lot of things, as it has less energy.
The doctor, at my dad's request, gave him top up morphine and while I was at the shop buying jelly for him to eat, he passed away.
What I am trying to say to you is this....it could be a while before your dad dies, but he will. The body can only cope for so long in a situation where it is weak and starving. Do not make him eat, as his energy will be used up faster trying to absorb food, and can lead to horrible constipation which is very distressing. He will eat what he can, and should be indulged his every whim.
My brave dad had 3 months of pain and discomfort before he died and I would have given my own life to spare him this. I am sobbing now at the awful memories of his struggle, and I sincerely hope when the time is right, that your father has an easy passing.
you can talk to me via email at any time, day or night , if you wish.
My lovely brave dad.