When I was watching Dr. Phil on Friday I found myself with a big knot in my throat and tears filling my eyes. I just couldn’t believe what this mother had been through. Her daughter Janet is 43 and her son Jeffery is 42 and they are both suffering from the rare, incurable genetic disorder, Sanfilippo Syndrome.
Jeffrey has had a feeding tube for 17 years and Janet, 5 years. Nobody knows what these two feel, hear, see……nothing. Her daughter had a broken thumb and nobody knew about it for a long time so nobody knows what they even feel.
Now, the mother can remove the feeding tubes legally and she said now that she wished back then she wouldn’t have put them in in the first place but we all know how that goes. She still had hope. She hates to remove the tubes because it will starve and dehydrate them and that makes her sad and since nobody knows the “feeling” thing of things, she feels bad. She wants a way to legally euthanize these two so if there is suffering, they won’t suffer anymore. She also says that the older she gets, the more worry she has because she’s afraid of what will happen when she dies.
Here is a small clip.
I really wish I could just somehow get the whole program on but his website is a huge mess and a big circle of nothing and I couldn’t get it. There are too many ads and the waiting is horrendous but I think you all get the point.
I’ve always stood for this. I’ve always thought if a situation was absolutely hopeless, why is it we help our pets but not living humans? For it to be legal to remove feeding tubes but not to just inject something to put someone out if this terrible misery just sounds so silly to me.
When you think about it, we do this all the time but it’s not called this. When someone is in a coma, we unplug with no shame. Brain dead, unplug. We hear of feeding tubes being removed all the time but it’s not called “that.” The end result is the same. Death results but do you think it’s just the word “euthanize?” Is it just that? Because in the end, pulling the plug, remove the tube=death.
Do you think we should have the right to euthanize people we love that are incapable of living? They will NEVER recover and just sit/lay there and may be hurting and in pain. What to you think?
Tell us how you feel WITHOUT being an ass and try to remember that we all have opinions. If there is rudeness, I will delete comments this time because I won’t take bullying