Hello! My brother had a simple tonsillectomy many years ago and became a mute and disabled intellectually – a very smart little boy. He was relegated to a state institution until the DE-institutionalization Movement in the 1980's. He has been a resident t a rather comfortable Group Home, but since beginning his 70's, he's development 'aspirational pneumonia' – we want to keep him alive and reasonably healthy – palliative care has been employed? Thank You!