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Eating/end of life was posted 04/30/2002 08:00 pm by Brenda/Indy
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I wanted to relate a memory I had of my dad, who recently passed away, with all the discussion about end of life and stopping eating. It was clear that dad was slipping away, and he wasn't much interested in eating. My brother, who is part owner of a fancy restaurant, brought dinner over for mom, himself, and me. Dad was eating milktoast at that point ( if you don't know, toast a piece of bread, butter it liberally, pour on warm milk till its soggy, and eat if you're not feeling up to par) Anyway, brother brought shrimp cocktail, poached scallops, crabcakes, and a fine chardonnay. Dad roused himself at the discussion of the menu, and ate (was fed) several shrimp, a whole crabcake, slurped a glass of wine from a sippy cup. I fed him fresh strawberries and ice cream for dessert, and he passed away 48 hours later. No point to the story, except everyone leaves this world in their own way.

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