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A few weeks ago I had an immediate family member who was about to die, so he was staying in the hospice house. I went to see him one night which was the first time I had been in this particular hospice house, so I went to the nurses station to find out which room my uncle was in. A nurse took me to his room. Connected to an IV line was a giant mechanical syringe filled with Morphine. The nurse told me that I shoudl push the button every 15 minutes to inject him with more morphine. I then twisted the bezel on my watch to zero the time so I would remember when 15, 30, 45 60, etc minutes had passed. As soon as the nurse saw and heard me setting my watch she said to me, something like, 'Oh you don't need to set your watch or keep up with the time. The machine will do it for you'. This is like a pint of morphine connected to my uncles bloodstream, and no one there to watch him except me, and 'the machine' should be trusted. Wow. I mean I know he was gonna die soon anyway, as he did a few days later, but it seems to me like a mechanical clock, with no software, would be the way to go when it comes to injecting drugs into a person.

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