Castor Troy wrote:May I ask what was the cause of death?
He was diabetic and had a severe leg infection. He let the infection linger for a couple of months before going to the ER and was told at the hospital that his leg would need to be amputated. Upon hearing that, he went into shock and had a stroke, which caused severe brain swelling that never regressed. After about 2 weeks on a respirator after the stroke with no responsiveness and limited brain function, his family made the decision to take him off the respirator and he passed.
His wife had died a year earlier and he had gone into a severe depression after that. He always told us that he was just counting down the days till he could see his wife again and took no steps to make sure his health was in good order, which was an indirect way of making sure he would see her again sooner rather than later. His family knew his wish was not to be resuscitated or be in a permanent state of comatose...so the decision to end the suffering was swift.