|Spiritual Poetry posted October 2, 2019|
poem written for my son ....
A Mother's Undying Love
by Patty Palmer
SADNESS contest entry
We adopted our son when he was four years old. Huntington's Disease was rampant in his biological family so when we adopted him we knew there was a possibly a fifty=fifty chance that he would have the disease. It usually doesn't show symptoms until later in life. In his biological family, all had it early in life. It's a very nasty disease. The brain is literally dying, losing all motor skills eventually death. He was 34 years old when he passed away. He had lost control of all bodily functions, including the ability to swallow. I had promised him that I wouldn't allow the doctors to put a feeding tube for eating. He didn't want to be kept alive just to keep getting sicker. He could have changed his mind at any time, but he did not.Pays one point and 2 member cents.
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