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Flutterwings
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0 posted 10-24-2003 11:28 AM       View Profile for Flutterwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Flutterwings's Home Page   View IP for Flutterwings

I appreciate everyones opinion concerning this topic. However, if one has not traveled that road, one does not know the hurdles and pitfalls ahead. Who gave life to this lady? I believe she came from the same source we all come from. Our creator, God.
He and only He, has the right to decide if it is time for her to join Him in His kingdom. We were all given the freedom of choice, and who's to know what Terri's choice would be if she had a voice. Is it selfish for the family to want their daughter with them? Is it selfish for them to be able to love her and hold her? Is it selfish for the husband to want to see her gone. Is she suffering?
Can we answer any of these questions? When there is suffering and all hope is gone, do we have the right to terminate life? Who are we to say that she will not get better? Doctors have been wrong so many times. They are not God. I'm just as confused as all of you are about this subject and I have no answers. All I know is that I have a grandson who has been in a coma for over 4 years now.... and he has a feeding tube and to remove it and allow him to die would, in my eyes, be very cruel and inhumane. I just had to vent my feelings. If we don't like our life and we are unhappy and hurting, do we have a right to end it?
Love and peace, Maggie

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1 posted 10-24-2003 12:42 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Maggie~
God loves you and your entire family for the loving care you all have given Shiloh for the four years of his coma~

I believe that blood family always, always has the best interests of their loved one in their hearts.

Shiloh deserves the care he is receiving, and serves as a testament to his blood family's right to make decisions concerning his care.

As you are no doubt aware, in Terri's case, it is not the blood family who has been making the decisions of the rehabiltative care she has been deprived of receiving for the last 13 years, but the self-serving motives of a husband, who received over ONE MILLION dollars to be applied for caring for the rehabilitative care of his wife, are definitely in question in this case.

Bless you for coming in on this topic with true life experience and concerns.

Happy 6th Birthday to Shiloh !
Love you, lady~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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2 posted 10-24-2003 04:02 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

I do not know the particulars of this case,and I am speaking only ingeneral terms, and I pray taht no one takes this as anything but my uninformed opinion, however, maybe the Father DID make his decision and it is the family (or whomever, in this case) that has to this point faught His wishes.
This person is in a coma for a specific reson, and although I do completely understand the emotional toll that brings on a family, having been through it myself, perhaps it was to allow the family the time they needed to say "goodbye". maybe it is  time to allow her the peace that she needs to return Home to her Father.
My thoughts are with everyone who is suffering through this time.

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and able to reach the impossible if we try.

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3 posted 10-24-2003 05:54 PM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

God's will? No, how about, her fate is just that... her body had a an ailment, and her condition is the result.

I have read about this matter. There are 3 sides to every story and the truth is always in the middle.

Let her die with dignity and peace. What a shame to keep this poor woman alive via tubes. A shame!  In the name of a God.

It makes me sick.

"If this grand panorama before me is what you call God...then God is not dead."

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4 posted 10-24-2003 08:20 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Maggie, bless you for having the courage to speak out your feelings for dear little Shiloh, and seeing that it is his birthday this weekend, I have put a link to your pages so that perhaps others can read, and also sign his little guestbook for his birthday.  God bless you all.
http://www.geocities.com/flutterwings.geo/Contents2.html

If you wish to put a link to his 6th birthday page here, by all means do it for all the folks to give him a hug.

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (10-24-2003 09:34 PM).]

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5 posted 10-25-2003 09:06 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear of Shiloh's plight. My prayers and thoughts are with him, you and the rest of the family. (((Hugs)))
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