Good afternoon SugarRay,It's a bit of a delicate one, and I'd hate to upset anyone on here with it... but I have a question around DNR - do not resuscitate.
How did people go about it?
How do you feel about it?
I ask as I know CPR is extremely physical and Mum managed to crack her ribs again just closing her curtains. We are no way near end of life but I was just wondering, do we or don't we.
DNAR as it been known for some time, is a delicate subject. They are there in my opinion, to be used when only appropriate and in no circumstances, lightly. You can speak with the GP, they will issue a DNAR form, but, in my experience ( professionally and personally ) it's certainly not something, if they are any good, that they will just happily write out for you.
It has to be for the right reasons, any underlying medical conditions, expected recovery and more importantly, QUALITY of LIFE is taken or should be taken in to consideration. Whilst I am no medical expert, I do have enough experience to understand that once a person is starved of oxygen, brain damage is a real possibility and that, coupled with Dementia, can only have a negative impact. That along with the obvious breaking of ribs and possible damage to other organs etc
I hope you haven't found what I have written to be offensive in any way, I know folk have their own opinions, and quite rightly so. Like I say, I do have personal as well as professional experience of the subject, and MY opinion is : DNAR is appropriate if it's appropriate for the person who's name is going on it.