My ex has a 34yo cousin who is currently on life support after a series of strokes have left him brain dead. They are taking him off life support today. I asked my ex not to let my boys (ages 16 & 19) be in the room because, as someone who has worked in the medical field, I know how traumatic this can be when you have to watch a loved one die after support is removed. My ex feels they are old enough to decide themselves. My ex isnt the one who will deal with the aftermath if this affects them as I believe it will.
What would you do?
***I know death is a part of life. However, I have seen many families deal with the guilt they feel when a loved one dies after life support is removed. They always wonder if they could have prevented the death by keeping them on support. I know my boys arent making that choice but being there can still produce those feelings.
***************They came home tonight. The life support was removed and the doctors said it may take a couple of days. It turns out the strokes were due to the drugs he was taking and the results of the strokes is irreversible. Another young person lost to drugs. Sad. Please pray for him and his parents. He is an only child.