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Mom insists that we pull the plug
January 7, 2006
9:19 pm
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WD:

Mom wants more time w/ her family. That is great. Cherish every second you get w/ her and please make sure you give her lots of hugs and "I love yous". This is the time you will remember most.

Thank you for the update. Prayers goin up for you.

January 7, 2006
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{{{{WORRIED_DAD}}}

I will light a candle in church for you tomorrow...

Im sorry for this...

Please keep us posted..

Love Kasie

January 8, 2006
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I'm still praying regardless of any decisions - best to you WD - Shaney

January 8, 2006
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My thoughts are with you WD. Sending up a prayer to help you and your family through this in whatever way best.

Juanita

January 9, 2006
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My mother was given one hour to live by the doctors. She fought back against the odds and lived nearly another year before finally passing on. That extension was sheer hell for my mum. She suffered terribly. Had she let go earlier it would have been truly lovely for her. Though, who can say what is right and wrong at such a time.

It is a very hard time, mate. You and your whole family have both my sympathy and empathy.

January 9, 2006
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WD,
Thanks for the update. Keeping you close in prayers.

January 10, 2006
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WD,

So much of what you and your family are experiencing seems familiar to me. From the extended hospital stay to watching a mom hooked up to breathing machines. From learning that her dialysis is failing to understanding that her body seems too weak for the surgery it so desperately needs.

I've followed silently for a while.

Your desire to hold out for clarification until your mom is more lucid also sounds familiar.

In our case, it was a decision of allowing the doctors to preform the surgery or give up even though she was not the most ideal candidate.

It is my hope that the decisions aren't causing major contention between your family the way it did in my family.

Couldn't miss this opportunity to echo all the support in the room for you and to let you know that you and your family are close in my thoughts and prayers.

(((((WD)))))

January 11, 2006
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WD ~

My eyes fill with tears as I read your post.

Your mother's wishes are not to suffer any longer. If there is no chance of her recovering and having a quality life then perhaps her wish is the best thing for her.

She is young and it's hard to let go. My father passed away at the age of 60, 2 weeks after suffering a stroke. At first he was doing well but his weak body was going thru detox from alcohol and cigarettes and his lungs filled with mucus and he'd slip in and out. My mother and us (myself and 3 sisters) at that time choose to sign the DNR. Our decision was made in knowing that he would never fully recover and live a full life. His wish was not to suffer and so we gave him that. 2 days later, he passed away.

It's a tough decision and I think all of us at one time or another have questioned it. I know he's not suffering any longer and that is my comfort.

I'll pray for you. I know your pain.

t

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