Now it appears the cancer is becoming boss. My aunt needs to take strong painkillers all day long, which pretty much knock her out. She stays in bed most of the day. She’s losing weight she can hardly afford to lose. She’s losing blood. She has no appetite. Her blood pressure was 80/40 today.
There’s nothing else that can be done. A blood transfusion would give her some more energy, but it would be temporary.
This is no way to live, as far as I’m concerned, but my aunt has a great will to live. Frankly, I’m pretty sure I’d want to say adieu at this point, but who is really to know unless you are going through such a crisis yourself?
I completely understand why Dr. Kevorkian wanted to help put people out of their misery. I know someone whose father was near death a couple of years ago. Unlike my aunt, this man (he was 96), wanted to die. He even asked his son to help, and his son thought seriously about it. Thankfully, the dad died naturally.