My mum was in hospital for the final 2 weeks of her life & both me & my sister said that she's not coming out this time. We visited her every day & on my 50th birthday at 8pm her last words were "enjoy the rest of your birthday Mark" 14th January I had to leave as visiting time was over.
At 2am 15th January me & my sister were phoned by the hospital & told to get there as soon as possible. She hung on tho, but at 9 am a doctor came round & told us that we can keep her going but it will always come back to this. Both me & our Jane agreed that she should pass away naturally as she had tubes coming out of her & was exhausted.
She passed at 9.30 the same day & I've never celebrated my birthday since, know how you feel Billy, best Mark.