for one of our client. Actually, we do them for ALL of our clients.
Terri Shiavo was a local case and we often received phone calls from
the media for opinions. Soooo, here is my version of a living will.
wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under no
circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians
who couldn’t pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it or
doctors interested in simply running up the medical bills. If a
reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of
______a Bloody Mary
______a Scotch and water
______a glass of wine
______ a Vodka and Tonic
______Lobster or crab legs
______the remote control
______a Bowl of ice cream
______ a round of golf
If none of the above has happened, it should be presumed that I won’t
ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby
instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug,
reel in the tubes and call it a day. At this point it is time to call
the New Orleans Jazz Funeral Band to come do their thing at my funeral,
and ask all of my friends to raise their glasses to toast the good times
we have had.
your wishes known. If you don’t have a living will, get one. If you
can’t find one, email me. The very least you should do is not force
your family and friends to make the decision for you.