My cousin named me as her health care power of attorney a few years ago. In the document, I am authorized to make all decisions regarding her health care and medical treatment. Now, I'm wondering if I need more. What if she becomes unable to eat and they suggest a feeding tube? Can I say, no, that my LO always said she didn't want to prolong her life if she was in that condition?
I've been reading on this site about the situations people are in with this issue and it concerns me. My cousin doesn't have a LIving Will. Is it too late for her to sign one? She hasn't been ruled incompetent, but......I'm not sure if I should approach it or not. She is in AL now and not in any medical crisis.
I know her well enough to be confident that I know her wishes. Will that hold up? There is no other family who is involved or even in contact with her. I reached out to one other cousin who told me to do whatever I thought was best and she was not interested in being involved.