Like your dad, her aspiration pneumonia
progressed to MRSA pneumonia
, and she became anemic. In addition, she became malnourished, developed secondary infections (yeast, UTI), and ended up with a stage 2 pressure ulcer.
To recap: My mom can't move, breathe on her own, speak much of the time (because of the vent), or eat. The doctors think she can't be weaned from the vent, and it's only a matter of time until she gets pneumonia again.
The docs may be right.