It's Already Gone On Long Enough - page 4

My mother-in-law had a stroke last week. Details are sketchy -- she's several hundred miles away and the daughter who lives closest, a mammography technician, knows just enough to tantalize my... Read More

  1. by   jackielee
    This is another story about how absolutely important advance directives and healthcare powers of attorney are for EVERYONE. My husband and I made ours out when I was 33 and he was 52 and have revised them as needed ever since. We are all going to die at some point, and why leave these heartrending decisions up to anyone else?
  2. by   smowris
    Buried my Mother in Law a few days ago, somewhat similar story but had to back off an overzealous MD in the ER...Hospitals are just not the place to be when you are dying. I felt the whole process was so dehumanizing. She was clearly "Bed 444" not the wife, mother and healthcare provider she was before age and Alzheimers hit. We give lip service to death with dignity but my experiences say something else...Where do we start to resolve this dilemma?