How long would you wait to remove the machines?
My mom, who has had MS for over 40 years, is on a ventilator and non-responsive. She was sick last night, aspirated vomit, and was unresponsive this morning. She’s been getting fluids, tests and anti-virals. We’ve been doing this since 7 am or so.
My mom left specific instructions not to be put on machines. My dad has decided that he will give it till the morning and then take her off the ventilator. She could still breath on her own, but we can’t know.
Aside from the MS she is very healthy. How could she die of a stomach virus?
Is one day enough? If not, how long? We want to honor her wishes. What would you do?
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