There's a thin line between keeping someone alive on all kinds of tubes and
heroic has to really specify, and even then, they won't just
give you something.....!  My mother was at the hospital at the hospice area,
after a stroke, with no hope - and she had a living will.  She was kept on
fluids and morphine, unitl she died.  It would have been so much better to
have had euthanasia!  Natalie

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Lorrie
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough

Absolutely Edna..... It is positively cruel to keep people alive when they
are suffering and there is no recovery in sight. The only states that allow
doctor assisted suicide are Oregon, Wash.
and Montana. It can't happen in my state of WV.  Dr. Kevorkian was my hero.
I'll be 80 my next birthday and it terrifies me to think of not being able
to end my life when I'm ready. I've signed a Living Will requesting NO
heroic measures, if I'm terminal, but sometimes they keep you alive anyway.


alive-25, Edna Taylor wrote:
>    personally, I think we should do this for people too, end their
>    suffering.  What quality of life does someone have who simply lays in
>    bed in a vegetative state?  Who are we keeping that person alive for?
>    to what end?  If it were me, and I had some life ending disease or
>    accident, I would want my husband to use what money we had, go out and
>    get as much booze and coke as he could get and let me go out with a
>    bang ;)  But then again, that is just my opinion ;)

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