Monday, April 19, 2010

A Sad Day

Today... there is no picture. Because today, I am shocked and appalled at the behavior of some so-called "adults" in California. This is the link to what I am speaking of.

And now I shall pull out some quotes for you.

"Clay and his partner of 20 years, Harold, lived in California. Clay and Harold made diligent efforts to protect their legal rights, and had their legal paperwork in place—wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, all naming each other. Harold was 88 years old and in frail medical condition, but still living at home with Clay, 77, who was in good health.

One evening, Harold fell down the front steps of their home and was taken to the hospital. Based on their medical directives alone, Clay should have been consulted in Harold’s care from the first moment. Tragically, county and health care workers instead refused to allow Clay to see Harold in the hospital. The county then ultimately went one step further by isolating the couple from each other, placing the men in separate nursing homes."

Does this seem American? Does this seem DECENT to anyone? That two people who truly love each other are not only denied visitation rights, but then ISOLATED during the last few precious months? Does that seem at all right?

How can those people sleep at night? How can they DARE to judge anyone to such an extent?

It is cruel of me... but I hope they all get shot in the knees. TWICE.

1 comment:

  1. I read this the first time through a message board and I was appalled. Most of the comments people made on the article were in regards to the legal aspects (which the articles I've read stated were well taken care of). So many seemed to forget that this was more about a story of two people who loved each other deeply and were denied their last moments with each other.

    Trust me, I understand your sentiment that the people responsible be "shot in the knees." Yes, it's cruel... but so were the actions against the couple.