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Cause of Death?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 11, 2006
  • 04:13 PM

Wayy back, my dad was diagnosed with kidney failure..probably 1998. He had been performing dialysis for 4 years already (at home and overnight) when, in 2002, my mom found him dead, with his overnight machine not in use and all the solution bags cleaned up. His final, official cause of death was pneumonia, since my dad apparently had been showing symptoms but refused to see a doc. But I'm not sure if his real cause of death had been suicide (??) if he had independently decided not to perform his overnighter knowing he wouldn't survive through it, or if it was simply the weakness of his health + pneumonia that caused him to pass away. I've been wondering what others would think but don't have the guts to ask ppl ; any input at all on the subject is greatly appreciated.

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