If a terminally ill adult of sound mind wants to go this route then for the life of me I cannot understand why they are not legally allowed to receive the assistance. I feel that anybody who would tell someone "no, you have to suffer a long and painful death," is cruel and needs to mind their own business.
Hell, we put our cats and dogs to sleep to ease their suffering when their time has come. Why do they get this humane treatment while our loved ones have to suffer?
Very sorry to here it man. The hardest day of my life was when I had to put my cat Carmen to sleep. I was nine years old when I got her and it was just after my twenty-ninth birthday that she really went downhill. She had been to the vet for a check-up about six weeks earlier and we had talked end of life stuff. He told me to think of three things she loved doing, when she stops doing them then it is time.
At the time she was still full of life, in no pain and doing all the things she loved. Then is a span of just a few days it all went downhill. Afterwards the vet said when he had looked at her lab results on her last visit he did not know how she was still alive, that it was as if her heart did not know when to quite.
She used to always wink at me when she was happy. I still remember twice in those final minutes, once when I carried her into the vet's office and once right before she was injected her looking up at me and winking, it was as if she knew. She was just five months short of turning twenty.
To be honest, I only remember crying twice since, I do not even know when. Once was when the Red Sox won in '04 and the other time was on that day, and I cried like a baby. I am actually on the verge just writing this.
RIP Carmen and RIP Angus, he was lucky to have you.