Look, I haven't mentioned Zeus, Buddah, or some religion.
Started by Argie, July 13, 2010, 07:44:09 PM
Quote from: "Argie"Interesting thoughts people...they made me feel alittle bit less guilty. In my case, my father, 73, is on the verge of death: he had suffered a massive ischemic stroke on march, and a month ago he was diagnosed with a brain tumor grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme. Since the stroke he has lost his speech, ability to chew and swallow food, and is gradually loosing his motor functions (he doesnÂ´t stand up anymore), doctors say its because of the advancing rate of the tumor. He has no chance of recovery since doctors say they canÂ´t do surgery on him, not even a biopsy (actually they could by they woudnÂ´t because they say he would die on the OR due to his age and because he is on blood thinners, and they wouldnÂ´t do chemotherapy or ray therapy because they say it would worsen his quality of life); he will just keep getting worse and worse loosing his functions and wits. The neurologist diagnose said he had weeks to 6 month to a year left. A cardiologist told me that if his heart is good, he could live up to five years because the tumor wont grow any bigger on a person of his age. Now, I love my dad very dearly, but I just think it would be devastating to a person to live in such condition, just lying in bed all day with a little hose up your nose to get fed, wearing diapers, and no way of communicating by speech or by writing; specially since he already knows the diagnose, and knows what will be happening to him... he already saw himself loosing the abiliy to talk, eat, and now walk. And like I said, I love him very dearly, but this is not the dad I knew, he is turning slowly into a vegetable; sometimes I have to remind him who am I, or remind him of people he knew. Its just very sad to see him like that... the desire of him dying quickly and painlessly has came to my mind many times, and I kind of felt guilty of wishing my fatherÂ´s death. Nothing that we could do to end his life with dignity here... the vast majority of doctors are against euthanasia, and it is a crime in our penal law system... but even if it was legal or court ruled, doctors would just disagree and refuse, just as they refused to perform a court mandated abortion some years ago.