Family lets 5 year old child decide heaven or hospital

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Re: Family lets 5 year old child decide heaven or hospital

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I don't know, but I hope I'm never in that situation. :(
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Yeah me neither, I wouldn't want any of my kids to be suffering and would try to consider their input in the quality of their life (or lack thereof)

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I don't think I'd take that approach.

a 5-year-old isn't equipped to make that decision. Period. T's the same reason I find the notion of child "transgenderism" so revolting. Kids that young don't understand things well enough to make choices. Newsflash: This is why we have parents to make our decisions for us until we're old enough to do so ourselves.

It sounds a little like the parents want to let her go but haven't got the courage to make the call themselves, so they're putting it on her. Maybe I missed it but did the article say anything about this child's long-term prognosis? If she's got a chance at a full life, then I see no justification for letting her go in the first place. She hates hospitals? Well welcome to the club. Here's another newsflash: Nobody goes to the hospital for fun. It's a tragedy that she's got this illness and it sucks royally that she has to keep going there, but I don't see that aversion to the hospital as being reason enough to let her die.

I have a feeling there's a lot more to it than what's in the article, so maybe if we knew more I'd feel differently.
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