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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
I completely understand her concern about the medication, and repeat transplants! I have grown up with transplants and post-transplant medication my entire life! I was raised in a care home for the medically fragile. Every part of the process is unfair BUT...I hope she doesn't end her life We are making medical advancements...there is hope...definitely still hope.
i agree we arent thinking about it like she would have .you posed a question and we considered and replied.this is her reality so shes the most qualified to answer it.
Originally posted by cindy22761
Thirteen years of suffering is enough. Isn't it? I think we have an inner
clock that tells us when our time is up. This child is wise beyond her years.
All of us need to have a living will incase we are ever in this type of
situation where we choose to die and those around us question our sanity.
The will to live is strong yet those who choose not to live anymore have
thought about not living for a long time. Prolonged illnesses with no hope
for wellness is a strong motivator.
I would like to know how her parents are responding to this situation.
Are they encouraging or discouraging her? Do they choose for her to live
or die? Is she being coerced in some way? Are there legality issues?
Originally posted by Clark W. Griswold
I agree with karlhungis on this one. Thirteen is too young to make that kind of decision.
The article doesn't say if she still has leukemia. Says she previously suffered from it, leading me to believe she beat it. So, is having a hole in your heart considered terminal, when there are options to be taken?
I thought terminal meant there were no options.
If it is just the hole in the heart, as a parent, I would surely go for the heart operation.