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If you had to make the decision to turn off life support machines to your own child, without knowing the total outcome, Do you think you could do it rationally?

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      Yana Berlin wrote Jul 31, 2008
    • Rationally No....

      I would have to know that there is absolutely no chance of recovery.
      This has to be the hardest decision in a parents life.




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      Katgab717 wrote Sep 29, 2008
    • The only way I could live with making such a serious decision is if I gathered all the facts and information first.  Make sure that you know everything that could be done and exhaust all the posibilities first.  If it turns out that you tried everything and you are left with no choice, then at least you will have no regrets.  I can’t imagine how hard that would be.  I have a child with Autism and it is hard on a day to day basis, but thankfully he is healthy.  I am so sorry for you situation.  I hope in the end you have peace.




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      Anonymous wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I would have to say I could never make that kind of decision. I’m so sorry for your predicament. I have to agree with the others.... exhaust all your alternative possibilities. Talk with the doctors till your blue in the face, research-research. I’ve recently lost my mother and my oldest son, GOD be with you as face this difficult situation.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Feb 26, 2009
    • No.

      Not knowing the outcome, I’d never know if recovery would have been possible. I could not live with that.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Feb 26, 2009
    • NO! I don’t have the right to take another’s life. If they are on life support it is up to God whether they continue to live or die he will make the final call.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 26, 2009
    • I have to check into the Catechism of the Catholic Church, talk to a priest, meditate, ... can’t answer for the moment.




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      3sa wrote Feb 26, 2009
    • I can’t even entertain this thought.




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