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Old 03-28-2005, 10:07 PM   #561
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Originally Posted by firelight
I don’t know about a thread of it’s own and that was never my intention. I was truly going hmmmm over the whole topic myself. In the 1990’s my daughters and I took care of a great aunt. She had Alzheimer’s so bad at that point she had forgotten how to eat. They inserted a feeding tube and sent her home to die. The doctors told the family that she wouldn’t last 2 weeks. They never took into consideration that we would take such good care of her. She lived for 5 years and 7 months and only died due to her body giving out at 97. She had no bedsores and her weight was really up good. The girls took turns taking care of her (I drove them to her house) they would wash her hair and fix it up on Saturdays for her children’s visits on Sunday. My oldest girl is now a L.P.N. as the result of her dedication and 2 of the local doctors recommended her to school and paid for the training after her demise. Who benefited from this? Lewis her husband, He was sharp as a knife and a true blessing to be around. I learned so much about the “old days” from him. Things that would be lost forever if it weren’t for that relation in my life. It is sad to see someone suffer; it’s heartbreaking at times. In no way do I blame the husband for moving on even if they never talked about it before all this happened. But to let her starve when someone is begging to carry on with the task can’t be right in my eyes. Someone’s quality of life will benefit from learning dedication, true love, compassion, all the good parts of being human.
I totally agree with you..
People have every right to Die with dignity... to be taken care of just as when they were well... I dont dispute that at all...
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