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Be sure you know what qualifies

by Clarence Ogden (2017-09-22)

Be sure you know what qualifies under DNR care - I was unaware that regular care - medication you regularly take for routine care - would continue to be given in a DNR situation. My father was brain-injured, non-responsive and a DNR, and I was watching closely, but found out after two weeks that his heart almost stopped every morning until they gave him his regular heart medication. That was keeping him alive another day! I had that medication stopped, and he passed the very next morning. I will write my essay about it later.