3 years ago my father had a serious accident where he fractured his skull and had lack of oxygen to the brain. Since the accident he has been in a permanent vegetative state and all doctors who have seen him have said there is no chance of recovery at all. So effectively he is a bed ridden corpse.
My mother is insistent on keeping him alive for as long as possible at great expense, but I know my father and he would never want to be kept alive in this way. She simply will not listen to any of the other family member’s wishes and thinks this is the right thing for him. I don’t. I am the only son and my 4 sisters and half brother all pander to her wishes as they know she has a wicked temper and perhaps don’t want to be scolded. Continue reading