Don’t get too old they may kill you!

This article found at Life News is sickening, yet true.  I know about this topic of human euthanasia first hand. I specify “human” euthanasia because usually that term is used to refer to the “putting down” of animals, when they are sick.

Humans are not animals. Humans are created in the image of God and the killing of a human is MURDER. The killing of elderly is rampant in many hospitals. I should know. It happened to my own beloved grandfather. He was 88 years old and had mild Alzheimers when he had a bad fall and broke his femur (big leg bone). The surgery took several hours and when he came out they had him on morphine so he was heavily sedated. But besides the heavy sedation he was, afterall, 88 years old and was recovering from a major surgery. I thought ” Give the man a break here…” 

Only a few days, not even a week had passed since he’d had surgery and he was having some trouble swallowing solid foods. But that was likely due to the soreness from the anesthesia tube they used during surgery. My family reacted very strongly and negatively to the issue of him not eating. Of course they were feeding him intrevenously with nutrients and liquids. 

He was not talking much. He tried to talk, but mostly it came out garbled. This again precipitated an adverse and upsetted reaction from my family members. They were feeling “Oh my, he can’t eat, he can’t talk!”…. And they carried this out to the “nth degree” of negativity.  But it had only been days and the poor man had not even had a chance to come out from the anesthesia from a 3 hour long surgery not to mention the morphine’s effects and his age.

So after a few more days the hospital said they were ready to release my granddad. This is the ususal procedure, when an elderly person is recovering from surgery. The hospital cannot house that many people so they send them to a rehab facility to recover fully. And that was the plan for my granddad. But he never made it to the rehab facility.

My family members determined with complicity from the doctor that “he just would not fully recover from the fall and resulting surgery and that if he did his mind would be gone completely”…(I am paraphrasing here). I begged my family (those who had decision making power) to let him live. I said that I would take care of him myself. I said I would go every day to the rehab facility and sit with him and make sure he was recovering and being treated well.

But no, it was already decided “George would not want to go on like this”… So the doctor ordered his fluids and intrevenous iv to be removed. It did not take more that a day or two for him to die of dehydration along with the sedation effects of the morphine. How tragic. This man meant more me than any man before or since. He was a Godly and a sweet loving grandfather to me. To see this happen to him broke my heart. And it did take me some time to forgive those who made the decision to kill him.

I just keep on praying that those who kill will repent to God. But unfortunately living in the culture that we do, many see nothing wrong with what happened to my granddad. People justify it. They say “Well, he led a long and good life..” Blah..Blah..Blah….. Who is to say, but God, that it is someone’s time to go? I understand God allows this but I do not believe it was His will, from what I read in my bible.

In our country you are nothing if you cannot walk, talk, and look and act healthy (oh, and young) and perfect in every way. But to God, evey life is sacred and special.

I pray this country will repent to God and stop murdering unborn babies and the elderly. Stop deciding for others and stop playing God.

We are not God…We must stop acting like we are!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: