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Friday, June 17, 2005

Terri Schiavo: If I am in her shoes.

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Lovely vegetables one of the shops in Fremantle

Brain-damaged Terri Schiavo dies on 31st March 2005

Do you think if you are in her situation you still want to live?

Mrs Schiavo collapsed after her heart stopped beating temporarily in 1990.

Court-appointed doctors had said she was in a permanent vegetative state and would not recover, but her parents had said she could.

The parents are not even doctors but maybe they think they still have faith in her. But to let her suffer like this is for years (Bed ridden). Is it humane? I wouldn't want to suffer like this and also let my loved ones suffer seeing me in a vegetative state.

Her husband Michael Schiavo's had said his wife would not have wanted to live in her current condition. Mr Schiavo's overriding concern was to give his wife "a peaceful death with dignity",

Many people will not agree with me on euthanasia "a peaceful death with dignity". But I can assure you that if you have experience an event like this in your life then you will want to ponder again. Is euthanasia/mercy killing really that "heartless cruelty"? I don't think so. You see a person really suffering (vegetable state) and even the best doctors (specialist) can't do much to help, it's a crying shame. Everyone will be like living in hell condition. Euthanasia; This is in some cases legal.

As for me I will state in my living will that if I am confirm by a pool of doctors (specialist) that I am a permanent vegetative state and would not recover I will have them pull the plug. "To suffer alone rather than to let others suffer". Imagine day in day out your loved ones seeing you in such a vegetative state. Sooner or later they will get fed up; they too have a life to live. Wouldn't it be better to go, if the time for you to go has arrive.

This is my thoughts on my life as I grow older, maybe not wiser but that life's.

5 Comments:

Blogger percolator said...

I'm so glad you're blogging about this. As we grow older, looking at out parents age and become frail before our very eyes, we become increasingly aware of our own mortality.
The only way to deal with such an unpleasant reality is by getting acquainted with the subject and gain as many insights to diff sides of the issue as possible. Scientific and technological advances leading to better health care and longer life, does not necessarily equate better quality of living. Paradoxically, often times, misery is prolonged through artificial means.
Here's an article on dying with dignity - just to share additional insight.

12:44 PM  
Blogger percolator said...

whoops!
the article "Dying Man Opts For Dignity" :
http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,15573887%255E952,00.html

12:46 PM  
Blogger thquah said...

percolator: thks for the link it is a very touching story.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Kenny Sia said...

Nice photos Mr Quah. Especially those of King's Park and Downtown Perth. Sure brings back a lot of memories. :)

12:26 AM  
Blogger thquah said...

Kenny sia: Wow I must have bring back some good times and memories with the photos. Maybe you were dating Nicole in King's Park. Am I dreaming ......Anyway good memories last forever.

10:56 AM  

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