Saturday, September 24, 2011

"our design as a human being"

Are we designed to have a Foley's catheter,a tracheostomy tube,a gastrostomy tube?

The question was actually a statement by many of us,we think out loud at times like that.

He was suffering for years from a host of illnesses of mind and body.He survived his siblings without knowing that.He remained in hospital being taken care of his body needs;skin care,infection prevention,nutrition support.

In his case,the quantity of life had way surpassed the quality issue.To be honest the quality was not that bigger issue from the beginning.The subject of cost at the end of life care,the emotional attachment of doing unselfish good,job security to have chronic patients,all can be applicable here.

To some,our design as a human being is well accommodating,to have tubes put into our bodies.This gives us a survival edge.
To others,no amount of intervention even putting our mouth on their mouth bring them back to us.This is life.

2 comments:

Tariq Mian said...

Daanish! your little post has a sea of message built in it.

Usually, mental or physical ailment ends up in a chronic problem involving - a compromised quality of life, simply because longevity does have its own negative side-effects relating to health issues.

Whatever the case maybe, we are designed by the Nature in such a way that we can face any scenario.

Certainly, a built in "self defence system" is a great help for our healing-- even if other med help is available.

Nevertheless, abuse of “Nature” fetches deadly results sooner or later.

Muhammad Israr said...

very well said..a simple post but with a profound message... yes the more we advance in terms of technology, the more challenges we face in our lives... but yet we cannot remain static... we always love to play with the nature...and sometimes it backfires ....