End of Life Decisions 2019-02-27 11:20:10
How do you feel about assisted suicide or at least allowing patients to choose to end measures keeping them alive, maybe not so much giving them anything to specifically end their life?
And I know it may be a bit political, but I'd actually like personal opinions or personal stories here, not so much legal jargon or sources.
I've been watching my grandmother on hospice for a few months now. I've posted about this before because her shitty kids bailed on her, as did most of her grandkids, so now she's alone at the end with only a handful of us who give any fucks.
Two of her daughters haven't bothered checking on her in over a year and both of them can go straight to hell.
My grandma helped raise me, she's like my mom.
She's ready to die. She's asked for it.
She's begged for it.
We're in the final days. Maybe even final hours.
She can no longer eat, no longer drink, is completely bed ridden. Has a catheter that has been empty all week aside from some black sludge.
She's in constant pain.
She wishes to cease all medication aside from her pain meds.
I believe we should honor her wishes. I believe it is her life, she should get to decide how it ends. Why should she be FORCED to stay alive an additional miserable month if she could stop her meds and go now?
I love her but I'm so sick of her suffering. I'm so mad about her shitty kids.
So have you guys ever cared for anyone on hospice? Have you had a situation like this in your family?
How did it go?
I know @DamnedByFate agrees with me because he and I have discussed this via PM but I'd like to hear other opinions and if you disagree with me completely--- that's ok too.