Holding On By A Thread
2005-10-02, 3:49 p.m.
(I pretty much wrote two entries for today, but putting the two together into one entry was just plain weird. The other half of it, regarding Serenity, I've posted over at the blog here.)
We will probably not find out how much longer Dad has left to live because the neurologist isn't coming to the meeting.
This pisses me off.
Mauricio is telling Mom that we can get a ventilator and a bunch of nurses so we can bring Dad home to die instead of the hospital. Even Mom isn't going for that one. I told her that'd bankrupt her, just so Dad can die at home, and she needs to have the money in order to go on later.
(Plus, certain friends of hers have said that having their husband die at home uh, doesn't lead to the most pleasant atmosphere in the house afterwards. Or is just plain weird.)
Would you believe that the PITA aunt and uncle are actually okay with letting Dad die? Instead of going all Catholic on us? That's amazing.
But guess what? That doesn't matter. Because Mom's decided that she's "just not ready to let Dad go." And thus, she will probably tell the doctors that she wants it strung out for as long as humanly and technologically possible.
I haven't said it to her, but I'm mad at her for this.