I sat in the darkened ICU and thought a lot about videogames.
I find this deeply disturbing on many levels.
And squeezed it again. And then I cried, and she squeezed my hand another time, and I looked up and right into her eyes, which were wet and meaningful and so clear, and her face was obscured by the breathing mask but her eyebrows were furrowed the way they always are when I cry, and I apologized to her for hurting her and for being so sad, and I looked down again at our clasped hands, and then I folded myself in half and cried into both our hands.
And then I pitched forward off the chair and onto my knees and I cried into her bedsheets and kissed her hand, because there was that mask forcing air into her and there was too little of her face to kiss.
What's natural? Is starvation natural? Is fibrillation? Is a treatable infection? Making the change might do more harm than good ultimately. I'd like to see more consideration before making the change.
Just to clarify - Jennanemone, did you write the linked article? If so, I'm very sorry for your loss, and I really appreciated your willingness to share your experience.
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