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To: gortklattu

I have been told by doctors that pneumonia is a very peaceful death. It is referred to as ‘the old man’s friend.’


50 posted on 06/03/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

When my father-in-law caught it in his late eighties, a rather insensitive female doctor said that to my wife, who handled it well, I thought. He got better, but died a few years later, peacefully, though his last few years were somewhat difficult.


63 posted on 06/03/2013 7:13:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: abclily

He had cancer ,so I doubt that his death was peaceful.


152 posted on 06/03/2013 8:02:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: abclily
I have been told by doctors that pneumonia is a very peaceful death.

No, it's not. Once the ventilator is removed, you struggle to breathe until your heart stops.

You might not know it because you are sedated. But, it's a horrific experience for any family that witnesses it.

216 posted on 06/03/2013 10:36:22 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: abclily
I have been told by doctors that pneumonia is a very peaceful death.

I once had a full blown case of pneumonia when I was in my early thirties. Let me tell you, it's not peaceful in any way. Damn frightening, if you ask me.

251 posted on 06/03/2013 3:40:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: abclily

I found pneumonia to be painful. I flat lined from it (and H1N1) Oct 22 2009. They brought me back but I do know what it is like. It’s a weird feeling to be looking down at yourself watching all the action from 5-6 above.


295 posted on 06/04/2013 11:19:40 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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