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Jesus Fucking Christ - Unbeliever's Land
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unbeliever64
unbeliever64
Jesus Fucking Christ
The breathing tube's out.

He can breathe on his own.

He can speak.

He's still a little confused, but he told the nurse his name, and when she asked if there was anything she could do for him, he said, "Pull the plug".

FUCK....

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fair_witness From: fair_witness Date: April 9th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Reed.

*hugs*
kshandra From: kshandra Date: April 9th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heaven and earth, and great and little stars....

*hugs*

(The question now, of course, is whether they consider him competent enough to respect that request/order.)
unbeliever64 From: unbeliever64 Date: April 9th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seriously doubt they'd consider him competent. They probably wouldn't take his request seriously -- but for the fact that we've already communicated with them that he wouldn't want to live like this. His statement only bolsters what we've already told them.

There's no "plug to pull" at the moment; he's now off of everything but the IV. But I believe they CAN withhold the IV nutrition and keep him comfortably medicated while they wait for the inevitable.

In any case, nothing can happen until we speak to a doctor again. His main doctors won't be back until tomorrow, but the neurologist will be seeing him tonight, and we've put in a request for her to please call us when she does.

We just have to wait and see...
kshandra From: kshandra Date: April 9th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of all the situations in which to have to hurry up and wait.... *more hugs*
amaebi From: amaebi Date: April 9th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I doubt they would take his request as a request to have nutrition withheld, no more than they would a DNR order.

How do you feel about the idea of withholding nutrition? About supplying nutrition and waiting a while to reconsider, with Harold?
iwannabeaudra From: iwannabeaudra Date: April 9th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fuck is right. Yoikes, man.

*hugs*
krascal75 From: krascal75 Date: April 9th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Hugs* to you and Angela. Harold is lucky to have you.
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