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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I have a father that has been in a nursing home for the last few month to live out his time. Time is short with him as his body is failing. He has had time to make peace with the world and get his affairs in order. All that's left is the wait. Can somebody explain why he has to lay there and suffer?
He has no chance of improvement or recovery.
I understand that there are always going to be gray areas with terminating a life, but some times the end result is painfully obvious.
Have two doctors examine the patient and sign off on the possibility of recovery.
Have a psychiatrist determine the patients mental state.
Have a lawyer take care of legal issues.
Now end his misery!
Maybe I should have put this in the rant section....ugh.
originally posted by: HawkeyeNation
I feel the same way OP. I hate to refer to it as the same thing as having a pet but it's the truthful reality we live in. Why do we make thousands if not millions of these folks suffer? I have always said to my wife that I would love it if I could pass away at an elderly yet healthy age like say 75. I told her if there is ever that option of euthanasia and I am deteriorating health wise or in any sort of vegetative state that she needs to pull the plug on me. I do not want to live if my body fails but my mind is stable. It would be a living nightmare.
He is getting very good care in the nursing home. The VA handling his care. They just can't end it early.
We would have loved to take him to our house or even his, but he needed to much attention. Hospice would only be available three days a week for him. I really can't complain about how the nursing home is caring for him. They are doing the best they can.