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11:03 pm - Subtle Pressure
Yes he's going to die, no we don't want to aggressively treat the situation. But there is no way I'm going to agree to cut off my fathers, food and water.

The subtle pressure to do just that is quite shocking.
No one is going to convince me that dying of starvation or dehydration is "being kept comfortable".
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Date:October 28th, 2002 08:39 pm (UTC)
no real words. :/ i'm sorry that such a difficult time is made all the worse. you and your family are in my thoughts.
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Date:October 28th, 2002 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Date:October 28th, 2002 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, the subtle pressure to do so is quite shocking. I'm sorry that an already difficult situation is being made worse. *hugs*
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Date:October 28th, 2002 09:51 pm (UTC)
wow, that brings up some things that i still have to deal with three years later.

it is amazing how sometimes care-givers like doctors and nurses can be utterly devoid of compassion. it probably doesn't help, but it sounds like you are doing the right thing. you and your family are in my thoughts, stay strong.
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Date:October 28th, 2002 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ack. I'm sorry, Scott. I wish I could say or do more.

My thoughts are with you.
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Date:October 28th, 2002 10:24 pm (UTC)
uggh. we had to deal with that pressure when my grandma was dying. i know how horrible it is. you and your family are in my thoughts. ((hugs))˜
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Date:October 29th, 2002 12:55 am (UTC)
One of the things that Pengie's father's death made apparent to both of us is that the last place in the world we would ever want to be right before we die is under the watchful eye of healthcare professionals. The ease with which they wrote him off - and the subsequent expectation that we do the same - was alarming.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I hope things work out in the best way possible for everyone - especially your dad.
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Date:October 29th, 2002 04:27 am (UTC)
i'm so sorry, scott. i wish i had the ability to do something more, or at least offer better words. you and your family are in my thoughts.
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Date:October 29th, 2002 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. :( You're in my prayers.
Date:October 29th, 2002 05:33 am (UTC)
I am sorry :(
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