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Don’t you think he looks comfortable right now?”
We stand quietly at the foot of the bed and watch. The patient lies semisupine in the mechanical bed, intermittently breathing slowly and deeply before longer apneic pauses. Despite the soft groan of the bilevel positive airway pressure machine and the occasional chirps from 4 continuous intravenous drips, he seems settled, arms open, hands unfolded to the fluorescent overhead lighting. Even in this state of unconsciousness, he seems to be preparing to die.