We all know that the love for a child is a unique thing.
I also think like major suggested, stopping giving baths or other measures takes and extremely strong person. It takes a very strong person to sit and watch your child suffer. It is something else altogether to go against what is natural for you and to continue to care for your baby. I think there are people out there who could make the logical decision to stop doing certain things that may prolong life. I am unsure if I am one of those people and I think it shows a bit of weakness in my character. I would need to do everything I can up until the bitter end I think.
Like she said, she just can't not feed him. I get that. I totally get it. That goes against everything nature intended for us as mothers. In this child's case it is the logical answer but I don't blame her for struggling with that.
I get this I really do. And I lean more to the side of helping nature take its course by putting him out of the pain. The logical side of me tells me that if this were my child, I would know the day one come where one day he would die. That is just the cold hard fact of the matter. So I would think, what is a day early, or a month or an hour. Anything to get him out of the pain. That way, I could hold him and sing to him and tell him I love him over and over until he did pass. At least you get to see him out then. What if he dies while she is sleeping and she never gets to hold him while he passes, you know?
But then the other part of me, the selfish part, would think that I would want that extra minute or hour or second b/c I would spend the rest of my life wishing to hell I could get it back.
I don't know.
The pain will be in your heart forever. Do you do the selfless thing and put him out of his pain?
I don't know