Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

This has to be the hardest part of any persons life.  Yesterday they were supposed to take my father off life support but decided to wait for a day.  At approximately 9AM this morning they were supposed to do just that.  I have not heard what the outcome is, I am sure that when my brother is ready he will call with an update of Dad’s condition.

I want my father to live, but with a condition.  I want him to have as close to the same quality of life as he has had before.  If he is a mental vegetable then what has that gained us?  As I said before he is a vibrant and full of life kind of guy. I don’t know if I could handle seeing him in a nursing home confined to a bed, not being able to communicate or take care of himself.  I guess that is what every child wants… to have their parent live forever and not lose any faculties.  Somewhere deep inside us all we want our parents to live forever, to be immortal.

In my next post I think I will delve into my thoughts on death and why I believe our society here in American is anti-death.

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About Lee Devine

I love life. I am a program facilitator at the Dixie Applied Technology College in St. George Utah. I can't think of anything I want to do more than help people succeed at education.
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