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Today i saw my first death in USA. i was working at gas station and this person OD on heroin in the car started foaming at the mouth and seizing by the time ems got there he was done for

Posted 11/22/14
When I'm about to die, I'll take extra caution to make sure my face is covered to prepare for the photoshoot.
Posted 11/22/14
i have, twice actually

applestash wrote:

When I'm about to die, I'll take extra caution to make sure my face is covered to prepare for the photoshoot.


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Well, when I was nearly 13, we had to put our dog down and I stayed in the room when they did that.

But I have seen someone die. It wasn't gruesome so much as... sad. It happened in 2009, when I was 15. My great grandfather, two months shy of his 100th birthday, became sick with pneumonia (yet again) and no one listened to our concerns that Sunday. Wednesday, he went to the ER and then straight to ICU. I was there with Grandma from the beginning of the ER visit (we met him there). The next few days were in and out visits, taking over a waiting room outside the ICU with other family members (Grandma has 5 siblings), frantically calling people because we all kind of thought that this was it this time, he wasn't going to miraculously survive like he did when I was 11. My aunt even flew in from Florida to visit Thursday.

Friday, July 3rd, we were given a decision that fell to Grandma as the oldest of her siblings. They weren't sure he would live, and so wanted to know if we wanted to take him off of the ventilator, at which point... I think it was the hardest decision Grandma has ever made. All of us at the hospital went into the room and prayed the rosary while they took him off of the ventilator... I know i was crying... And then, he died.

So that was my own experience with someone dying in front of me. Nothing too scarring thankfully, sad though.
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applestash wrote:

When I'm about to die, I'll take extra caution to make sure my face is covered to prepare for the photoshoot.


Well you know what they say on internet pics or it didn't happen

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Fade805 wrote:

Well you know what they say on internet pics or it didn't happen


I won't tell you to take them down, but I will ask you to as an act of respect to the deceased and any family or friends he may have left behind.

Now, on to the topic. I've seen plenty of animals dying, and in fact I've killed them myself (for food, mostly). I have not, however, seen a human death in progress at this point. It's not an experience I relish the opportunity to have. I'm afraid I can't even begin to imagine what you might be feeling, and I can't offer advice on how to take or deal with the situation since I don't know. I've lost many people, but I haven't actually seen them die.
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i am not feeling anything. person brought that on them self. US Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967) Supreme Court of United States declared that there is no expectation of privacy in public.
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i am not feeling anything. person brought that on them self.


That's fine. You have your answer regardless.


US Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967) Supreme Court of United States declared that there is no expectation of privacy in public.


I made an appeal to your inner sense of decency, not a demand based on US federal law.
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Posted 11/22/14
Yes right in front of my door.
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Did you even tell anyone he died? or where you just like "Wow thats interesting, i should take some pictures first."
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No. Lost a crapload of people though.

Closest was within minutes. Mother's third husband. Skin cancer. Was found attacking his intestines. Slowly ate away at him. A matter of months later his father died.

Lost my brother's father to a heroin overdose. Lost a friend to coughing up blood unexpectedly... probably related to years in the dry cleaning industry......

Animals? again never actually witnessed the deaths of them except my uncle slaughtering rabbits and at 5 there was an chicken slaughtering party thing.. basically all the neighbors came over to help process live chickens into ready for the roasting pan.

Pets... well cats always mean dead bodies litter your doorsteps. As for the cats themselves... No, but have buried a few.

Meh. It's a part of life. Can't really say much more than that. Just hope its painless when it happens.
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Posted 11/22/14 , edited 11/22/14

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Did you even tell anyone he died? or where you just like "Wow that's interesting, i should take some pictures first."


YA Ems came and got him and police questioned us. but i knew it was heroin overdose as soon as i saw it. i am criminal justice major at college and had to research overdose symptoms for major drugs

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On the subject of human beings, I've seen it in the ER from across the hallway, a patient coded and could not be brought back.They didn't draw out the curtain for dignity's sake and in my wait to get seen I got to see the funeral boys come and drape the corpse with a purple cloth and cart it out on a push cart.

An awful pet death was worse than any person imho, a cat I nurtured and loved for well more than a decade. One day I was alone stranded and came from my room and I saw her throwing up some cat food I fed her, and it progressively got worse. She convulsed and her eyes became fixed as she hacked and went limp . Eventually, she gasped and then a complete rag doll. It was the most horrifyfing thing I ever witnessed alone, to see the life leave this cat, and not even human. I lost a family member. I had to bury her and I couldn't breathe, and it was the longest before I could stand getting another cat.
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While I have seen more, I deign to speak of it here, A lot of what I have not seen, such as closed casket ceremonies and knowing why are even more unsettling .
Posted 11/22/14
It must suck to be you guys, I never witness anyone dying and I certainly hope I never ever see for myself.
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