My son was taken off the ventilator today and slowly slipped away. The decision to remove it was no way a problem. Family members who opposed it were. But with much deliberation as if I were in a courtroom I finally got them to see that I his mother who had brought him into this world, knew all about him, had some right to make a decision that would end his suffering. Suffering that began with a bullet to his backside many years ago.(wrote memoir about him)So now he can rest peacefully and I'm so satisfied.