This is personal because this is my blog and because I can speak on this topic based on my own experience.
In October, my elderly mother was admitted to the hospital from her assisted living facility. I had been up to see her a couple days in a row and noted that she was not herself – mentally or physically. On the second day, she was most definitely “out of it.” My mom’s arms and abdomen were really edematous (swollen) and she was mentally out to lunch. So I called an ambulance.
After 2 days with no improvement, in fact she was worse, they did a CT scan and determined she had a small bowel obstruction. I am her medical POA (power of attorney) and she was, I thought, lucid enough to know and make the decisions regarding her care. At one point she said to me “I think I’m strong enough for this surgery, don’t you?”
They did surgery and she spent a couple days in ICU. By the time she was released to a med-surg floor, she was awake and alert.
She could not remember anything that had occurred or that we had spoken about since the night before her admission from assisted living. She did not know why she even had an 6 inch abdominal incision. She did not remember our discussions about the surgery or her surgeon’s visits to her room before and after the operation.
Are you following where I’m going with this in regard to death panels and end of life discussions with physicians and patients?
Now, where are the liberals who are so quick to defend Obama and defame my critical thinking skills in my previous posts?
Where are they defending him and his medical czars?
They can’t argue death panels and non-elected, appointed positions in the White House. They can only come here and accuse me of “drinking the Fox News Channel Kool-aid.”
Did the democrats really believe that they could slip this by over Christmas and no one would be the wiser? None of us would be aware of what they were doing? Their arrogance is mind-numbing.
What fools! They have to know that the clock is running and we have just about had enough of them. These corrupt politicians will be rooted out with every single election cycle if it takes us a generation to do so.