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Kathylock -- please trust your instincts on this. In my opinion, you are right, it is crazy.

We were told that if my father didn't keep his pacemaker going, he might get dizzy and fall and break a hip. But as time passed and he declined further, he fell frequently anyway due to old age and the dwindles. It is likely your father will proceed through one form of suffering or another as he dies. But at this point, we are thinking about exchanging one form of death for another, not of somehow magically restoring your father with any device, to who he used to be, as you know.
There comes a point where we are no longer "saving" a life, but prolonging a death.

Posted on 2011/10/25 22:49

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