Saturday, January 21, 2006

Update on Ariel Sharon

Well, it looks like Ariel's doctors are determined to turn him into a vegetable. He's been unconscious for more than 2 weeks now, and they're considering now to get him off the ventilator. Reports have it he "may have opened" his eyes once, and his breathing has "improved".

He is an old man with a fatal illness, and should be allowed a graceful death, not lie in the hospital in a vegetative state waiting for that pneumonia or embolism that will eventually kill him, probably within a few weeks.

That's the problem with treating famous and important people. When they seem to receive extra special treatment, what they are in fact receiving is treatment that's not based on medical decision-making, i.e. inappropriate treatment.
 

2 comments:

Alex Morganis said...

Hey Stuart, it's good to see you're blogging again! You haven't updated in awhile!

-alex

Stuart Ressler, M.D. said...

Cheers Alex, I'm trying...:) Too much work...Thanks for the encouragement