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Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
15th Jan '13

Agree with the actions and everyone's comments above me.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33307 posts
status 15th Jan '13

I agree with it, but I'm not sure I agree with expanding it to dementia patients and children though.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" Wow. I'm all for choice in that matter... but ... [snip!] ... to end your life. But... I guess... I'm not those two brothers."</blockquote> Being blind AND deaf would be awful."


I understand that.



Personally, I would wait until my quality of life deteriorated to that point, not beforehand. But... that's what choice is all about.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" I agree with it, but I'm not sure I agree with expanding it to dementia patients and children though."


id probably want to die if i had demtntia.. depending on how long and how bad.. whos to say though.

and children in no way i think yet grasp LIFE so i dont think they would be able to make a decision.. but its hard to say ya know.. someone struggling with cancer for their whole young life might just want to give up. : ( like someone else said a mental eval. and counseling would probably be good

user banned California 36390 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" I understand that. Personally, I would wait until my quality of life deteriorated to that point, not beforehand. But... that's what choice is all about."</blockquote>




I would want to be able to see and talk to my family and say goodbye first.

I declare a Time War 1 child; Ohio 1591 posts
15th Jan '13

I mean I think there should be a long in depth psychological evaluation over several months maybe even up to a year first. Where all the other options are talked about and the people have time to back out if they so choose. I fully agree with Dr. Kevorkian and people like him though. I believe you have a right to die. Especially if you are terminally ill. And I think having doctors supervise it is a good idea in case you change your mind you can be saved. That way also your organs can be preserved and harvested and donated to those who want to live.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
15th Jan '13

If I was already deaf and going blind... I dont think I'd want to live life like that either. In total silence and total darkness... I'd probably opt to die as well.

Alba's Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Sacramento, California 4689 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting The Doctor:" Wow. I'm all for choice in that matter... but going blind definitely (to me) seems like a bad reason to choose to end your life. But... I guess... I'm not those two brothers."



I don't think it was just because they were going blind. It was because they were already deaf and could only communicate through sign language, which requires sight. Since they were also losing their sight, I think they felt like they were losing everything and would feel left out and cut off from everything they loved.

It's really sad that they felt the need to do that, but they did it together & I'm sure they wanted to never feel that kind of pain or misery.

J+K= Bri&Colton:) 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 8468 posts
15th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" Wow. I'm all for choice in that matter... but going blind definitely (to me) seems like a bad reason to choose to end your life. But... I guess... I'm not those two brothers."</blockquote>




Yeah but they were also deaf, after going blind, they would have no way of communicating with one another or anyone else. They probably felt like they would just be blobs sitting around waiting for people to take care of them.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Jude ♥ JGL:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Doctor:</b>" I understand that. Personally, I would wait ... [snip!] ... what choice is all about."</blockquote> I would want to be able to see and talk to my family and say goodbye first."


Yes. And I would be doing that over the next few weeks/months/however long it took to deteriorate. Make sure I made all of the connections I wanted to make, make sure everything was said that needed to be said, and took as much time and gotten as much enjoyment as I could before that time.



I'm not criticizing their decision, at all. I'm D&Ding.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55982 posts
15th Jan '13
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MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
15th Jan '13
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Vincent&Me (Laura) 2 kids; Moab, Utah 7847 posts
15th Jan '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" I agree with it, but I'm not sure I agree with expanding it to dementia patients and children though."


What if a child has terminal cancer, and no matter what they do they're going to suffer a long, drawn out, painful death? Or Muscular Dystrophy? I can see times that the option would be beneficial to both the parents and the child. It would be a terribly difficult decision, but if the choice is between suffering and going peacefully, I'd have to choose peace.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33307 posts
status 15th Jan '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" id probably want to die if i had demtntia.. depending on how long and how bad.. whos to say though. ... [snip!] ... whole young life might just want to give up. : ( like someone else said a mental eval. and counseling would probably be good"


My Grandpa had dementia, and he didn't want to die. I think if they know what they were wanting to do, it'd be okay.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33307 posts
status 15th Jan '13
Quoting Vincent&Me (Laura):" What if a child has terminal cancer, and no matter what they do they're going to suffer a long, drawn ... [snip!] ... would be a terribly difficult decision, but if the choice is between suffering and going peacefully, I'd have to choose peace."


That's why I said I wasn't sure.. I'm torn.