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Posted on 08/23/2011 1:55:48 PM PDT by topher
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I remember the frustration of trying to find help for my Dad when my Mother was ill. She didn’t want to refuse all but palliative care, she was not ready to give up, so hospice was not an option. She wanted to stay at home. There is really nothing like hospice for the person who wants to live.
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Well said, Mrs. D.
Sometimes I just think everyone knows exactly what I”m thinking! You mean you all don’t? How strange! :)
LOL! I can barely read my own mind these days. :)
It’s wonderful to see you, Brad’s Gramma! :)
I learned a lot when my Mom was dying. I learned that you really need to be surrounded by people who love you and will advocate for you and I learned to have a bit of concern about the medical community. You really REALLY need to have a loving family and I would hate to be alone in the world. I do NOT want the government or even my doctor making decisions for me. Ever.
You need a teleprompter. Then we could all read it! :)
That’s is a Class A Felony. She should receive the death penalty!
I seem to be older than I was in the past. I hope that this isn’t happening to everyone. :)
Hi trisham! I hope all is well with you?
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How wonderful! I hope that we can expect to see pics? When will that be? :)
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“netmilsmom” had it right on this article: the woman hated her mother and wanted her dead, and probably a little extra suffering was gravy. It makes you not want to be a rotten person who raises rotten children who hate you!
I don’t see what your issue is with the post you replied to. You seem to be advocating for euthanasia.
>>It makes you not want to be a rotten person who raises rotten children who hate you!<<
Truth be told!!!!!
Nope. Wrong. If someone is terminal and they don’t want any more medical care except pain management, if that’s what THEY want, I don’t have a problem with it, because that’s allowing the death process to occur without abnormal intervention to prolong the dying process. If they want food and water they should have whatever they want until they get to the point they don’t want food and water anymore. And the bodies of dying people do get to a point in the shutdown process where they don’t want food and water anymore.
And my issue with the guy I replied to is this: don’t advocate for euthanasia for non-terminal people. The woman in this story was not terminal. This is not the example to convince people to treat people like animals that are dying and are euthanized to be spared further pain when things are futile. Non-terminal people are not in a futile, dying state. They many not feel good or they may be bored but that’s not dying from a terminal, no hope illness.
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