I just feel so very angry, it is very, very silly that someone who can never make any sort of improvement in their condition, who is stuck in a bed unable even to get a drink for themselves, of move any part of their body, who wants, in their own repeated words, ‘to bring this to an end’ can only be ‘made comfortable’.
Yes, Hospice staff are lovely, sympathetic and caring, but it is still a hospital. Most of the time he is asleep, when he does open his eyes, just for few minutes, he can hardly talk, may take a few sips of some water and then falls asleep again. How long can this go on, days? Weeks??? Who knows????
How very stupid and wrong is the law in UK that doesn’t allow anyone to choose to ask medics to bring about that final sleep. Suicide is not a crime, and if someone is able they can take their own life, but when someone is, completely disabled and totally reliant on others, they do not have that choice.
Horrible way to end ones life, horrible for them horrible for their families, frightening for those of us who are old and know it is going to be our turn fairly soon.
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