Tuesday, February 16, 2010

When it is time

Recently, a BBC television reporter said on camera that he had euthanized his partner, who was dying of AIDs (article here).

H and I have discussed this possibility. When when we put our cat to sleep, H asked, cyring, "Why do we treat animals better than humans? Why can't I just go to sleep like that when it is my time instead of suffering?"

We have talked about end of life and I promised him that, if needed, I'd take care of him at the end, as did Gosling.

While I hope that I don't need to do this, I will if necessary to honor my commitment and love to my partner of almost 30 years.

2 comments:

Tilda said...

hugs...

Y | O | Y said...

Heavy stuff. These thoughts and decisions are so painful. I think it's worse for the living in that the dying will at least be out of their misery.