To: Saundra Duffy; jjbrouwer
Who are you, or the government to second guess what she and her husband decided. You could go in and second guess thousands of medical decisions which are made daily. We have courts that have legally decided who has the right to make that decision in this case, agree or not, he has the decision to make. I would be curious if everyone would feel the same if he wanted her alive and the state or her parents were trying to remove the tube. Honestly, in either case, I want the husband to decide. Otherwise, there would be no end to the personal medical decisions that could be second guessed by third parties.
The problem with letting the husband decide is that a husband is only a husband until he get's a girl friend, or a new wife. the parents are parents forever...
If my wife were in this situation, I would not want to decide. I would want her kin to decide. Even if I had strong feelings about it.
On the other side of the coin, the "kin" should also take the responsibility to pay to keep her alive.
posted on 08/26/2003 9:56:26 PM PDT
(Viable after 87 trimesters)
Not being familiar with a health care system in which people must pay for everything, I'm more curious about what happens when the money runs out. Will they just remove the feeding tube anyway or will the government pay?
posted on 08/27/2003 5:25:13 AM PDT
(If this thread gets pulled, you can read an exact xerox in the "Tard Bar" at LP)
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