I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your grandfather made a wise decision in his case. It was his time. Did he happen to mention wanting to meet up with his wife? Both my mom and ex mother in law(ex bro in law told me this)stated it was time to be with their husbands. When this happens, it's time to fly home.
My Grandmother is still alive, although just barely. I doubt, especially now, that she will be around much longer. Unfortunately being on the other side of the world I wasn't in a position to see him before he went and probably will not have a chance to see her either. :(
posted on 06/10/2006 11:33:15 AM PDT
(Same Shirt, Different Day)
I could no longer find the Martin Katz statement here on FR. He states, among others, ". . . We, as a society . . .have not managed, for whatever reason, to permit a mother, deluded or not, to put water onto the lips of her dying child, brain dead or not. . . . We, as a people, have so shamed ourselves, that we cannot look Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's mother, in the eye, and give her one good reason why WE did not allow her to give water for her dying child. How we came to this shameful point in our national existence is a question that demands examination. For our sake. For Mary Schindler, and her severely impaired child, Terri Schiavo, it is too late. We did not find it in our collective hears and souls, in our actions, to have mercy on them. . . ."
The many things that greatly bother me about this include the sadistic way Terri was treated. As someone on these threads said, "There was no favor too small for Michael to deny."
posted on 06/10/2006 11:52:02 AM PDT
I'm sorry to hear that you're so far away : (
How old is Grandma? I hope that somehow you can make it home to see her. (((hugs)))
posted on 06/11/2006 6:28:22 PM PDT
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