Do you think it's awful to pray for God to take someone soon if that person is suffering?
My dad has bone cancer, skin cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's. He just had surgery for a sarcoma on his leg. They have to sedate him or he pulls out his IV (which he's done all his life, so at least that's not Alzheimer's related!), which makes him unable to manipulate eating utensils.
This is a tough one for me. Dad was always superman to my family, and it is SO difficult to see him losing ground and being sad and bewildered by what's happening to him. He was a fireman, a hero, and always had an incredibly strong aversion to being physically weak. His pain tolerance is pretty great, so we don't even always know when his heart isn't working well.
I could use some input right now. I know the church teachings on euthanasia, so please, friends, no lectures on the subject.