Vegetative brains show glimmers of awareness

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    Vegetative brains show glimmers of awareness - More health news- msnbc.com
     
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    oh good---there's still hope for Ravi
     
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    and what type of quality of life will such 'vegetative' person have? i'm not sure the thought of being at all aware of what's happening isn't worse.

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    If you're not sure, kill em--that's what I always say.
     
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    you are free to leave a living will that says to keep you alive...and give a health care proxy to someone who will effectuate those wishes.
     
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    Thanks counselor--what do I owe you ?:lol:
     
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    Even if there is a glimmering of hope, what kind of life is that? All the resources to take care of a person who can barely be aware of what's going on around them and can't do much of anything else
     
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    yeah, imagine being trapped in a body in which you can't do anything, this finding makes it even more horrific to string someone like that along
     
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    mostly it THEIR life--not yours
     
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    Couldn't we asl them 'do you want to keep living like this?'?
     
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