Leave with one dead child or two?

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
January 2, 2010 6:54pm CST
I was watching an episode of house in which that was the decision given by house to the parents of two boys .The thing is that both were afflicted by a disease that the doctors couldnt figure out however if they took the marrow from one child they could give it to the other . Now what would you do as the parent?
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• United States
3 Jan 10
That would be one of the worst decisions I'd ever have to make. I would probably see if they could possibly find any other options. If not, test my marrow and my families. I would do everything I could to save my children. If nothing worked, i'm not sure. I don't think I could make a choice like that. To lose any child is bad enough, but both...I couldn't imagine ever losing my daughter.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
8 Jan 10
Yes I dont know what I would do in such a stituation ,maybe I would end up loosing both children because I cant imagine which one I would choose to kill.Tahnks for your answer
• United States
3 Jan 10
i would have a very hard time making a dicission like that....no parent should ever have to make a choice of what child to save....i would call everyone i knew to help me make the decision, but if i recall in that episode of house...the one boy did what he had to do to save his brother and they both lived...am i correct...i would hope my kids have that kind of bond cause i would have done it for my brothers.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
5 Jan 10
Yes it is a very hard decision and frankly Iodnt know what I would do.Yes in that episode one brother ended up saving the other and was willing to die for his brother and I am so happy that he didnt have to I know its just a show but it could easily have happened in real life
• India
22 Jan 10
Hello my friend ronnyb Ji, It would be most difficult decission for any parent, in my ase I will leave it Almighty and wait for some miracle to happen, I know very well, when all doors are shut, God is there to show us ray of hope and open the devine door. May God bless You and have a great time.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
8 Jan 10
are you talking about serials?They just create odd situations to attract the viewers and thereby increasing their rating.If it is in real life,then i think the doctors should decide after checking for the health conditions of both boys.Things should be evaluated with logic unlike in an episode of a serial.
• United States
3 Jan 10
Wow! Is this a very difficult question! I have had to erase my answer several times. At first, I thought my answer was obvious and easy, to give the marrow to one so that at least one could survive. But, then as I thought about it longer my question was "How can you decide to which one to give it too? Tough one. If there was a significantly higher survival rate for one child my answer would be easier, but if that wasn't the case, how could you pick? Deciding to give your child life is a wonderful thing and a very easy choice, but, on the flipside you are in a way deciding one child to die! I think at the end,I would have to pick one. I would have to save one at least. Even though I would have to live with the fact that I chose one over the other, it would be selfish to not pick one because of what I would "feel" or have to live with. This is a great topic, definitely has me thinking! Thanks.