In 1996, my wife had a cerebral infarction, snapping the connections between the brain stem and the brain. The doctors told me that she was a vegetable and that I should end her life. I have always considered myself a murder by that one decision. Quite frankly, I feel that I was pressured to do this. Odd how doctors went from “preserve life at all cost” (Karen Ann Quinlan) to “time to pull the plug” (Hassan Rasouli). It was certainly the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. Now, I’m not so sure it was the right thing. God forgive me.
Don't worry about it.. I've been there and the once the body is useless it's time to go. Seriously. Be glad for your time with her and let her go. "she went to a better place" sounds cliche, but you may find out one day that you carry guilt for nothing. Don't listen to atheists who don't understand any possibility of a soul. It's real.. You never hear stories about people who "died" for a short time telling stories about not remembering anything about an out of the body experience. Don't beat yourself up. Find peace.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD!!! Halleluyah!!!
She is in Paradise with Him.
God Bless You.
Eric, my heart breaks for you and your loss. I can only come close enough to understanding your pain in that I was asked to make the same decision about my premie son when his brain bled severely shortly after birth. It is easy to say that no one should ever be asked to make that choice about someone they love, but the reality is that it happens far too often. We have to make the best decision we can at the time under extreme stress and pain. I pray that God will give you peace of mind and comfort in your heart. You have asked and He has forgiven. :-) You will see your wife again and will be able to see how happy she is now. As for me, I will go ask my son to see if his guardian angels can pass your love on to your wife. God bless.
Eric, we trust that doctors are the experts when it comes to medicine. You knew your wife better than anyone else, and from the sound of it you did as the doctors suggested based on the medical information you had to work with. Trust that you did the right thing for your wife. The base of the brain is important for the body to function properly. Not all brain injuries affect the same place in the brain. Release yourself of this burden and release her so she can be at peace. God will or has let you fall in love again. Don't hold back from loving again.
February 9, 2012 at 2:03pm
The bad thing about the Internet is the fact that you can be anonymous. It’s also the good thing about it. Nothing breeds brass b*lls like anonymity. Sometimes that can be a good thing. However, as a way to spread vicious lies, it’s deplorable. The pathetic troll would be within his rights in the U.S. but we’d all still have no use for him.