My uncle has a living will with a DNR – he went through about 1 month of touch and go but has survived and is now in an extended care facility – he is now conscience and coherent – but is being fed by feeding tube – he is able to communicate quite well. In spite of this, his daughter (my cousin) and the sole heir, wants to pull the plug. Here are my questions:
1) can he verbally revoke the DNR?
2) Is there some standard in terms of his condition that says how bad he has to be before they can even consider the existence of a living will?
3) What is the right way to stop her and get this into the right venue for a legal hearing?
Thanks for getting back to me right away – this is life and death!