• Enthusiast multimedia users and heavy downloaders: Video collectors need space, and you can only get to 4TB of space cheaply with hard drives.
• Budget buyers: Ditto. Plenty of cheap space. SSDs are too expensive for $500 PC buyers.
• Graphic arts and engineering professionals: Video and photo editors wear out storage by overuse. Replacing a 1TB hard drive will be cheaper than replacing a 500GB SSD.
• General users: General users are a toss-up. Folks who prefer to download their media files locally will still need a hard drive with more capacity. But if you mostly stream your music and videos online, then buying a smaller SSD for the same money will give you a better experience.
So sorry your dad and family is going through this. It sounds like the right steps have been done so far. And that you are doing the right thing by thinking about what your father would say to do. Comfort care establishes the plan we will use to reach the goal of keeping him comfortable for however long he has. It isn’t that we are trying to hurry his dying along and we are not trying to keep him here. For many people, they may wish their dying would come sooner but we don’t hasten people’s death. The phrase we would use is to AND – allow a natural death. Which mean we are not giving treatments that will prolong his life, but only treatments that will comfort any symptoms he might be having. We are allowing nature to take its course.
In general when people are dying, they naturally get less and less hungry and thirsty until they say, “No,” to everything. Depending on the amount of brain damage your dad has experienced, your dad probably don’t sense these needs at all. Based on how severe your dad’s brain injury is, over time, (I don’t know how long but you could ask the doctor for an estimate), his body will begin to die. There may be medications that are life-prolonging that your dad would want to have stopped. You can talk to the doctor. The doctor should be putting him on hospice now. Hospice can help wherever he ends up staying. Hospice will make sure he is well cared for for however long he has left. The way to look at all of this is that whatever choices are being made, they have to fit your dad’s life goals. The question to keep asking is, “What will ______ treatment/choice get dad and would he want it?” The medicine has to help the patient get to the patient’s desired goal. If it won’t work to achieve the person’s goal, then don’t do it.
At this time, the goal is to feed him emotionally by saying words of love, telling him that he will be remembered and that he made a difference in the world. This can also be a time to hold his hand, hold him in your arms, stroke his hair, play music he loves, say prayers if that would be important to him, etc. The end of our lives are not about medicine, but about love and comfort and respect and dignity.
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I have to agree with much of what you say here. In fact, I wrote a blog post that’s similar to this recently: http:///axr4Z6 . Also, you say that “One is not more or less desirable than any of the others.” I think that depends on what your need is at a given time. Now, the question is, what do you ask someone during an interview to determine which of the 3 categories he/she falls into?
The motive is often humorous or even political or it could be merely absurdist and may mean nothing at all to the viewer unless they are familiar with the artist. For example, “ Caliper Boy ,” a street artist from London, has created artwork based on his own mythical story, “this foul-mouthed and rather uncouth child from the weird and horrible parallel world of Scumdon” (Gavin 8). The resulting wheat-paste posters are put up around London and contain line drawings of a sad looking child with the words “dirty little secret” scrawled above him. Where the casual viewer may take note of the poster and ponder its meaning, the viewer that is familiar with Caliper Boy feels privileged to know who the artist is and the story about the child from Scumdon.
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