Yeah, I do believe my grandma was euthanized without consent.
How did I get to that conclusion?
Well, My parents came for a Holiday visit the other day and we started talking about my wonderful grandmother who died 3 years ago. She was 98 when
My grandma was a strong and healthy woman who worked hard on her farm.
She loved being outside. She ate vegetables from her own garden and raised her own chickens for eggs and sheep for wool.
I admired her when I was little and loved spending time with her.
When she got older however, Alzheimer's disease kicked in so my relatives decided a nursing home facility would be best for her.
I remembering visiting my grandma in the nursing home and she seemed fine during the times I went to visit her. She didn't remember me, but she still
had her spunk.
I eventually moved 1800 miles away and wasn't able to see her as much.
I missed her a lot.
Anyway, my dad told me just recently, that when my grandma died it wasn't a very pleasant death. He never wanted to tell me about it becasue he
wanted to spare me the pain of the event.
At the time, I was told that my grandma just died of old age, but I was never told that the nurses were giving my grandma morphine every half hour
during her nap time. In fact my parents were even clueless to the fact that nursing home was encouraging my grandma to die. My dad told me that the
nurses kept saying how strong my grandma was and she had a good heart, so they would give her another shot of pain killers for her "supposedly
Painful" event. My grandma would wake up trying to get a breath and then she would fall back asleep again while the nurse would be waiting to inject
her. My dad said my grandma was NOT in pain, just tired, but the doctors said it was necessary to keep giving my grandma the shots.
Finally, my dad asked a nurse what kind of shot they were giving my grandma and the nurse told my parents that the pain killer was indeed morphine.
Eventually, after many hours of morphine injections, my grandma finally died.
I just wondered how it may have been different if they never gave my grandma any injection at all. I wonder how many elderly patients have died
prematurely because of this procedure.
Anyway, It feels like my grandma died yesterday and with these new details my heart is heavy.
Thank you for letting me express my frustrations and sorrow.
BTW...here's a link to the Morphine procedure. It's nothing new, but it still seems unfair. I can understand maybe giving a pain killer to someone
who is in a lot of pain and wants it is on their death bed, but to give a shot becasue they are just old and they are clueless....sounds like
euthanasia to me.