KarenH Posted April 24, 2008 Share Posted April 24, 2008 Hi All, It's been a terrible month. My hubby was admitted to hospital with nerve pain due to a met on his spine which they were going to treat with 10 days of radiation. They gave him oxycontin and he crashed, ended up on life support with kidney failure and pneumonia to boot. Despite the doctors who wrote him off from the start, he rebounded and got off the respirator a week later. He had a good week then aspirated and ended up back on the ventilator. Another week passed and he was well enough to get off the machine, but on Friday, they told me that he had another case of pneumonia and needed the ventilator a third time. I made the most difficult decision of my life and declined; I just couldn't put him through that again if it was unlikely that he could remain off of it. My wonderful husband passed away on Saturday and my life will never be the same again. My heart is broken, but the one consolation I have is he isn't suffering any more. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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