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  •  Unless the patient is incompetent it is ONLY their (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    wishes which the hospital will follow, not the family.

    The mother "was clinging to life with all she had".

    Only the mother could have asked to go home to die with the family, and she did not want that.

    Please read comments more carefully before responding when the issue is a death in the family, otherwise you sound like a heartless turd by starting out the comment like ...

    "Why didn't you just take her home if she was dying and you didn't want any tests done?"

    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:44:56 PM PST

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    •  If the patient (1+ / 0-)
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      was competent, the patient wanted everything done, and the doctors were in fact following the patient's wishes, there is literally nothing to complain about. So one assumes that wasn't the case.

      It is far from being a "heartless turd" to tell someone what his options are to have the care they want for their family members, and answer his question honestly.

      Please think about your responses more carefully, otherwise you sound like a drooling idiot.

    •  You and mudfud 27 got it (2+ / 0-)
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      Asak, Sychotic1

      It was mom's choice and she was lucid right up to when she died. To tell the truth the hospital was trying to cut her loose on the day she died. I was frantically trying to get things together to bring her home when I got the call to come quick.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:48:19 PM PST

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