By: Huang Kuo-fang and Lilian Wu
Taipei, July 17 (CNA) A terminally ill patient had his dream come true when he
graduated from a Chiayi school from his hospital bed last week.
Hsu Fu-hsiung (許富雄), 73, started kidney dialysis six years ago. He was admitted to Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital in Chiayi early this month after a fall, his son, Hsu Meng-lin (許夢麟), said.
The son said his father’s blood pressure became unstable when undergoing kidney dialysis, and his body could no longer tolerate it. His father agreed to cease dialysis and moved to a palliative ward on July 11.
Hospital officials said that according to their experience, a terminal kidney patient can only survive for one or two weeks after stopping dialysis. [FULL STORY]