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Old 02-16-06, 11:25 AM
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I'm crying like a little baby right now.

Holy geez, just had co-workers come by the office and see me crying like a little girl.

They are having a St. Jude's radio-thon today on one of the stations that I listen to and they played a soundbite of a woman who described her son's last few moments alive. He had been unconscious for 2 weeks with an oxygen mask on. The family noticed his breathing was getting more and more shallow, his vital signs were dropping. She took his mask off and talked to him, telling him he was now free. At that point he opened his eyes, smiled at her, closed his eyes again and died.

I'm gonna short out my laptop, I'm blubbering again.
Old 02-16-06, 11:39 AM
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I cannot deal with stuff like that. As a father of a 2 year old and a 2 month old, I can't imagine what that must have been like.
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She guy needed permission from hs mom to die? That is sad.

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I have an 8 year old and a 3 year old...I cannot imagine going through something like that.

Hey ben12, I don't thinkt he child "needed permission from his mom to die". I think she was simply comforting her child and telling him that it's ok for him to go now. It's a very common practice in hospice care.
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Originally Posted by ben12
She guy needed permission from hs mom to die? That is sad.

Whatever dude. I told my mother it was ok for her to "let go" when she was in her coma after a massive heart attack. She did. She "let go" not long after we took her off of life support so chances are she didn't hear me.But no one can say she didn't...


You'd be shocked at how people "hang on" for various reasons in that condition.

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We donate to St.Judes all year long. After my wife lost her father to cancer she wanted to donate to cancer and since she works at a Children's hospital, St. Judes was a natural choice.
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that is so sad.
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Ever since I had kids, I have become the world's biggest sap. The other day I got choked up by a Honda commercial. A Honda commercial.

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Originally Posted by NCMojo
Ever since I had kids, I have become the world's biggest sap. The other day I got choked up by a Honda commercial. A Honda commercial.

*holds out hand* Please give me your man card. Clearly you aren't using it.

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Originally Posted by freudguy
Holy geez, just had co-workers come by the office and see me crying like a little girl.

They are having a St. Jude's radio-thon today on one of the stations that I listen to and they played a soundbite of a woman who described her son's last few moments alive. He had been unconscious for 2 weeks with an oxygen mask on. The family noticed his breathing was getting more and more shallow, his vital signs were dropping. She took his mask off and talked to him, telling him he was now free. At that point he opened his eyes, smiled at her, closed his eyes again and died.

I'm gonna short out my laptop, I'm blubbering again.
That kind of stuff turns me into a blubbering mass also.
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Originally Posted by freudguy
The family noticed his breathing was getting more and more shallow, his vital signs were dropping.
That hits too close to home for me. This is all we could do when my mom passed away from cancer 5 months ago, just watch as her breathing gradually slowed for the last 2 days until it finally ceased.

It was torture.
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You're all girls. My mom hurt her foot in a car accident I was in the emergency room asking the doctor where the 'pull the plug' papers were.


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My father is 80-something and in perfect health. I call him every week or so and tell him it's ok to let go. He seems to appreciate it.

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