Do any of you have a DNR?????????????

Do you have a DNR ????????????
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heartangel
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   Posted 8/15/2005 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
 Do any of you have a DNR if you end up in hospital on life support? I do not have one and I think I would not get one for specific reasons. Because  I have a family member who was in a coma for 3 months  and didnot have  a  DO NOt Resuscitate order.
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Teri16
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   Posted 8/15/2005 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   

No, I don't have one, but I've spoken to my husband and family and made it clear what my wishes are in case of something serious happening.

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Famulus
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   Posted 8/15/2005 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure what it means, exactly.
I know it means "do not resuscitate" skull , and that it's different than a living will (Schiavo did not have this, right?) but if you have one, do you spell out under what circumstances it goes into effect - or is it a general thing? Can anyone 'splain?
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   Posted 8/15/2005 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Oona

I know here in Florida you spell it out like no brain wave and chance of  coming out of a coma .  It gets down to the nity gritty too like if your vitals go down hill ,or if vitals are ok and your Doctor tells family their is no chance of survival too. I was also told please have someone else beside a family member decide when to pull the plug if need be. It is up to each and everyone of us. Oona I do know the teaching hospitials have something called the 5 wishes you go through the book check what you want done and then have 2 witness sign it like a friend  neighboor even your doctors nurse etc and they use that if you go into the hopsital .My Husband knows donot pull the plug till I have no brainwave. He was the one in a coma for 3 months had to learn to walk,talk,eat all over again and  the wreck affected his sense of balance but it all depends on want too. So Oona ask for the book the  5 wishes next time you see the doctor look through it ok and that can answer more than I can go into here ok.or e-amil and I can explain more ok.

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/15/2005 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's one interesting site...
 
"Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
Instructions written by a doctor telling other healthcare providers not to try to restart a patient's heart, using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or other related treatments, if his/her heart stops beating. Usually, DNR orders are written after a discussion between a doctor and the patient and/or family members. DNR orders are written for people who are very unlikely to have a successful result from CPR -- those who are terminally ill or those who are elderly and frail."
http://www.stoppain.org/main_site/content/glossary.asp
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Famulus
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   Posted 8/15/2005 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Teri & Heidi
For some reason I find this very confusing (denial? tongue ) and I can't seem to remember the differences.
I went googling after I asked that, and found another article too - here's the link to it.

Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

www.familydoctor.org/003.xml

I do have an advance directive - my hospital required it, and since Schiavo most hospitals won't check you in without one. I have not ever had a DNR though. I would probably consider it at some future point.

Post Edited (Famulus) : 8/15/2005 8:14:20 PM (GMT-6)


Teri16
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   Posted 8/15/2005 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
A favorite site of mine! Thanks. Hugs, Teri :)
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heartangel
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   Posted 8/16/2005 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the site Oona, I am like yu advance directive I have had it in place since 1999 but a DNR  I donot have yet gues it all depends on the circumstance I wuld feel guilty if I have it then  my family finds uot later on I could of been helped, don't want to make them feel guilty. I know back in the 70's my grandma on my dad side had one she has had  heart attacks and lund disease due to her smoking and had one. she was in her 80's folks. These are my adopted grandparents though. When we went to clean her apt it reaked of smoke and white curtains were a very light yellowish color due to her smoking. BUt again thanks for the links Teri and Oona.
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