Morphine and euthanasia

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Not sure which is my best option - continue until next surgery and refuse to have it, die with some dignity - try to withdraw with medical help, but know I'll go through another painful surgery during next year, and more after that - accept its ok to take oxy, keep taking it and go downhill with kidneys and refuse dialysis.
I took her to the vet on Nov 11th, as the bloating was significant by then. He gave her Furosemide, Midazolam, Morphine and Acepromazine shots, put her in an oxygen cage for about 8 hours, and increased (yet again) dosages of meds. Her murmur level was 6 of 6 by then. The following day (Nov 12th) she seemed a little better, but by Nov 13th she was bloated again. I took her to the vet again, who drained the fluids from her belly and said that she should be ok for 3-5 days.
I took her to the vet on Nov 11th, as the bloating was significant by then. He gave her Furosemide, Midazolam, Morphine and Acepromazine shots, put her in an oxygen cage for about 8 hours, and increased (yet again) dosages of meds. Her murmur level was 6 of 6 by then. The following day (Nov 12th) she seemed a little better, but by Nov 13th she was bloated again. I took her to the vet again, who drained the fluids from her belly and said that she should be ok for 3-5 days.
The court ruled that state law requires life-preserving treatment for people who are not near death and have not refused treatment. Randall Wenger of the Independence Law Center and an allied attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) tells OneNewsNow the court stood with 53-year-old David Hockenberry, who has had acute mental disabilities since birth.
the lungs eliminate carbon dioxide and the kidneys and liver break down and eliminate unwanted metabolic byproducts. As these important organs deteriorate your blood becomes saturated with metabolic detritus and becomes an inhospitable milieu for normal cellular function. Most notably, the pH of the blood drops and the normally neutral serum slowly turns into a weak acid.
Anyway, that is what he did, he stopped eating from that moment and died within 3 days, the only thing that went into his body from that moment on was morphine. He knew what he wanted and we knew what he wanted so we never tried to force him to eat or drink or do anything which would prolong his life. He truly did live with dignity and he died without much suffering. I learned a lot from what my dad did, and I have so much respect for him and the choice he made.
Regardless even if one is okay with physician assisted suicide, which I can see both sides of the issue, when a doctor actively administers it as Kevorkian did on tv (and rightfully got arrested) that's euthanasia and I can't morally agree with that. I don't have a problem where if a person is at the end of their life and they are in pain and they want to end it earlier. I fully understand that.
Then, two days ago, my husband had to rush me to ER due to massive chest, back and upper ab pain. They shot me up with morphine, gave me nitroglycerin and baby aspirin (thought it was a heart attack) and ran tests, including an ultrasound. I confessed all to the wonderful young MD who took care of me. He said my liver enzymes were slightly raised, but the trams had nothing to do with it~~~it turns out I almost assuredly have stones in my liver.
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Please make yourself at home and snuggle down. It will be a bit bumpy, but worth it!
Pedialyte ice is also better. She throws up until she staggers and falls-I am continuously trying to hydrate her and giving her baby food-At times, she is able to keep it down, other times the vomiting is horrible. She continues to try for us, and we are fighting so hard for her-LIke others, I tuck her in at night (she sleeps on the loveseat with her "bankie" covering her). I am sleeping in the den with her so I can give her support throughout the night.
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