Medical Tuesday Blog
Dying Is Painful
This is something that is exploited by bureaucrats, politicians, and socialists. They act like patients are screaming in pain as they come to death’s door. It is better to euthanize them to avoid such pain. But I’ve never seen a patient in pain when he dies. They just quietly quit breathing and if you have your hand on their pulse, you can monitor the body shutting down as the pulse gets slower and slower until you can’t feel it any more. Then you can watch the hands and feet turn blue as well as their ears and mouth as the oxygen is used up. Then, if you are family or friend, you can give them a warm squeeze or earn a kiss.
I hear family members state that they thought their loved ones had just taken a nap and as they are leaving, they notice no breathing. It was all so quiet and peaceful. Just look at the obituary columns. There are fewer and fewer people dying in the hospitals, a terrible place to die. Sometimes there are so many wires, tubes and monitors that the loved ones can even get close to the patient in those precious final moments. What cruel way to leave this world with no one holding your hand. What a painful way to see your loved ones die when you cannot even touch them during their final hours or their final moments. And the guilt and grief you’ll experience for a long time when you realize that you didn’t even kiss them good-bye. This kind of guilt and grief may never go away—because there is no way to make amends as they lie in their graves returning to dust.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR DYING PARENT, SPOUSE OR LOVED ONES AT HOME WHENEVER YOU CAN.
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