Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Aunt Rita

Justin called me and let me know that his Aunt Rita (his mother's sister) passed away around 3:20pm eastern this afternoon. Her health was failing (due to smoking like a chimney for so many years), but her mind was very much there. She decided she didn't want to be on a pressurized oxygen machine, so she told the doctors to give her morphine and take her off of all oxygen. While it was a tough choice to make, it was the best one for her, since she absolutely hated the oxygen machines.


Heather said...

I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope you and Justin are doing ok.

Scott said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I have a lot of respect for someone who chooses quality of life over being kept alive but miserable.