End of life care She was ninety two, paralysed and incontinent. Communicated by blinking her wish to expire. She died alone, gasping and in agony, when a God she no longer believed in decided she could. He was very old, way past his prime. Lost his zest for life. No quality of life. Surrounded by loved ones, he was put to sleep with dignity, peacefully, painlessly, by the vet.