Monday, February 13, 2017

Gotta wonder what the folks at Alberta Health do about these situations. I guess they do nothing. I guess their job is legislation...... But if that is the case, what is the legislation around premature termination of patients against their will? I don't know. It's odd to say the least. But no doubt as the lawsuit progresses, y'all will hear about the stories of a severely handicapped woman with carbon dioxide narcosis who was almost losing consciousness but still was able to make decisions (according to the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital) about death when all of this junk should have been avoided with the following of the personal directive. It makes you wonder what the heck is going on at health authorities these days.

Julie Ali feeling thankful.
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I have gone through a mind boggling amount of medical data today. I found out a lot of bad things. I feel very sad about what my handicapped sister went through which is the expedient decision making of doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Over and over again doctors told my dad that the handicapped sister with mental delays and frank carbon dioxide narcosis had made the decision to not have intubation that would save her life. It's crazy.
But there you go.
I am early in 2010 now. I read all this melodrama of doctors getting together with specialists and psychiatrists to indicate that a person without insight is still able to make life and death decisions and all of them ignore the Personal Directive for full resuscitation.
It's a miracle my sister is still here. Dad of course, disagreed with all this junk but when doctors make up their minds and get their colleagues to sprout learned text it is hard for a single physician to counter this junk.
What folks need to do is basically go to court. But is hard to go to court in the middle of the night when the person is dying.
It's pretty much a farce at the health authorities and we'd all better be sure to be with our handicapped family members when the doctors decide it is too much trouble to keep them alive and instead form a tribal committee dedicated to the best traditions of medicine which is "Do not resuscitate" --"Do not intubate" and for good measure "No ICU" while all the while ignoring the personal directive.
Gotta wonder what the folks at Alberta Health do about these situations. I guess they do nothing. I guess their job is legislation...... But if that is the case, what is the legislation around premature termination of patients against their will?
I don't know.
It's odd to say the least.
But no doubt as the lawsuit progresses, y'all will hear about the stories of a severely handicapped woman with carbon dioxide narcosis who was almost losing consciousness but still was able to make decisions (according to the doctors at the Grey Nuns Hospital) about death when all of this junk should have been avoided with the following of the personal directive.
It makes you wonder what the heck is going on at health authorities these days.
Right now I am simply thankful I have my sister's medical records so I can determine what the heck went on behind closed doors and how all this decision making by doctors was presented to us as my sister's decision that they had to respect.
Wow. Just wow.
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