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Making End-Of-Life Care Decisions Is About As Real As It Gets

My husband fell seriously ill last May and after a month in the hospital was discharged home to my care. Nothing ? nothing ? has been the same since then. He receives kidney dialysis three times a week as an outpatient and feels exhausted most of the rest of the time. His kidneys are not expected to recover and since he is ineligible for a transplant, dialysis is necessary to keep him alive.
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