dnr

@lilybug (21148)
United States
November 10, 2008 4:49pm CST
If you were about to undergo a risky surgical procedure or I guess any surgical procedure would you sign a DNR( do not resuscitate) order or would you want the doctors and nurses to do everything they can to save you even if it means you might wind up a vegetable?
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@Wizzywig (7859)
10 Nov 08
Difficult but thought provoking question! I guess it would depend very much on the risk factors, the percentage chances how old/active I was etc. I would not want to be kept alive with no quality of life but I wouldn't want to be 'written off' too quickly either. Everyones definition of 'quality of life' will vary I suppose.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Yes, it is a difficult question. I though of it while watching a show the other night where the lady signed a DNR and then her husband tried to get the doctors to do something when she was dying later on in the show.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I believe that the medical profession decides lastly according to the things you mention as well before following a DNR order. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I don't know. Depends on the situation. I would have to talk to my hubby about that. I generally try and honor his beliefs. If I was vegetative I would want to be unplugged.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I would sign a DNR order. My dad has one on file with the hoispital and his Dr. He has heart problems so he does not wish to have life support. My family knows I wish not to be a veggie either so they know no machines for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~