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Mama Deb
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Thoughts shallow and deep

There is a young Marine lieutenant in the office. He is tall and redheaded and in a dark blue uniform, and I keep sneaking looks at him. Especially when he left to make a cellphone call...

1. The Federal government has absolutely no place in this, and no one should make political hay out of a family's tragedy.

2. To my husband and others: If I am *ever* (God forbid!) in such a position, do not do anything to hasten my death. Do not starve me to death or deny me essential care. Maybe do not do anything prolong life other than essential care and whatever is needed for comfort, and please consult our rabbi at every turn, but do not hasten it.


Actually starvation and dehydration produce euphoria which is quickly followed by coma. I've seen it. It's far more merciful than what she has coming even with the best of care. Over the course of my career I've taken care of a lot people in Terry Schiavo's condition. I've come to the conclusion that if I ever end up in that position, not only do I NOT want a feeding tube, I want someone to put a bullet in my head.