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  •  When my other half was in the hospital (4+ / 0-)

    and his mother was coming down, I made sure I talked to nursing staff and his doctor first. This was to make sure they knew I had medical responsibility per his living will if anything happened that he couldn't make decisions and NOT his mom. His mom has no real idea what his wishes are and would just run rough shod over them if she did. It's just how she is. If he doesn't have a living will, you may want to get one written up, just in case. That way even though legally because you're married you're supposed to be in charge, the living will is another layer of protection against them trying to take over.

    It also gives the hospital staff another legal reason to tell the MIL to butt out. "We can't talk about this with you, we have to talk to his medical surrogate."

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 07:43:46 AM PST

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