My 3 other siblings and I took care of my Mom for 3 weeks while she died at 
home. Her request(:  hospice said no fluid, so she laid there with nothing all 
that time, struggling to breath, to swallow. Etc. I only cried one time during 
that 3 weeks, because I had a job to do that required quite a bit of mental 
strength and clarity. The day I broke down was when Timothy McVay was 
euthanized. I cried because my mother was suffering and that son of a bitch 
died effortlessly. People should have that choice and in some countries they 
do. But not here in the land of the free.

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On Sep 25, 2012, at 11:17 PM, Natalie <> wrote:

> 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-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Lorrie
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:52 PM
> To:
> 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.
> Lorrie
> 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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