Originally Posted by Bosmom
Dad can't go under general anesthesia. The last time they did that, he flatlined on them. He was going through an angiogram at the time.
We were told his heart wasn't strong enough to take it anymore. I think it's time for me to accept the inevitable. He's not going to live forever, I know. I just wish his quality of life could be better than it is now. I hope I never have to go through what he's going through. And I pray for a cure or at least better meds than are out there now for alzheimers.
how bad is his alzheimers?
maybe there's a drug or something ...
my father-in-law is being desperately kept alive by my MIL -- he has dementia and COPD, arthritis and all sorts of things ... he has good days and bad (in intensive care, twice) ... he's in the VA hospital now, and sometimes he's up in his wheelchair, sometimes in bed ... what's his quality of life?
who can say what's best for another person? sometimes just the sunlight on a person's face can make him happy, sometimes listening to the birds ... for some ppl there will never be happiness, in part b/c they've never had a happy one in their lives ... i'm sure i
have at least one friend who would say, "how can she live
like that!!" and i know i have another who gets so upset over every little thing that goes wrong with me that i can't take her worry and have had to cut her off ...
alzheimers is a horrible disease, yet what do you think when you
it took a lot of strength for me to say, "now", to the hospice doctor, and i pray that you have it too, whatever your decision ...
just rambling, barb -- i have no answers ...