Zwolf666, on Mar 21 2005, 12:41 PM, said:
<snip>This woman is brain dead. She will suffer nothing
by having the feeding tube removed. <snip>
Actually, she isn't brain dead. If she was, there wouldn't be this dilemma. She's in a 'persistant vegetative state' ... which is, as far as I can tell a state where important parts of her brain are non functioning. She can breathe on her own. She can open her eyes, smile etc, but supposedly that doesn't mean she has any recognition of the world around her.
And the doctors are saying that she wouldn't suffer.
And as far as recovery from this state, I haven't seen any experts say that it's actually possible to recover from it after 15 years. So ...
I know my mom has said many times she wouldn't want to be kept alive on machines. We went thru that with my dad and it was awful even having to decide what to do once he was on the machines and we knew he wasn't going to get better.
Zwolf666, on Mar 22 2005, 12:33 PM, said:
For those who were so concerned with not having a flip-flopper
for a president...
He voted for the right to die, before he voted against it...
Yeah, and the media's just now getting into that.
Edited by Shoshana, 22 March 2005 - 05:05 PM.