A Husband Suing To Remove His Brain Dead Wife from Life Support.
I read on NBCNews.com an article concerning the husband of a brain dead, pregnant woman suing to remove her from life support
Anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to the sadness and the agony the young husband in Texas must have felt as he begged hospital officials to disconnect his brain dead wife from life support equipment. Frankly, I hear all the arguments from the hospital and from those who think disconnecting life support equipment is wrong. As a lawyer, I could hear all the ramifications of all the points of view. But here, all I am addressing is the infinite pain the young man must be feeling as he faces his loss.
I am speaking to his sadness only, to the terrible loss he has suffered and how difficult his decisions must be.
There is no doubt that life is full of hard decisions for all us. Even when few of us will ever be called upon to face a moment like the one this young husband faced as he came face to face with the news that his young wife was braid dead and that the hospital intended to keep her on life support.
As I read about his plight I could not help but see the sadness that must be engulfing him and his family. Life is ever so fragile. We have all seen and heard the motivation statements that encourage us to tell one another how much we love them, or to take care of one another the best we can…or encourage us not to postpone asking or giving forgiveness because life is ever so fragile that the next minute is not promised.
The brain dead woman was disconnected from life support.
As a defense attorney I have seen a fair amount of broken homes and broken promises. I have encountered fathers who have had enough with their sons, and mothers who tell me they cannot communicate with their child, that the child does not listen to reason. I have heard the drug addiction, the crime and the despair. I urge you; make every moment count with your loved one. Tell your spouse you love her or him. Don’t give up on your children; those who are going through a crisis might need a little extra from you to get to the other side. Be there for them, don’t give up.
Love is fragile and life is even more so. Make the most of both and make your time on this earth count.
I am Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. and these are my personal thoughts…