My brother has just suffered a very serious TBI and has been given a terrible prognosis so we have signed a 'DNR' order.
We have stopped antibiotics so that his eventual cause of physical death will be succumbing to an infection, most likely pneumonia. We could also withdraw his anti-epilepsy drugs.
My question is: If he had an epileptic fit, would he die from it? If so, would it be kinder to him to die from that as opposed to pneumonia? I've read that dying from pneumonia is like drowning...
He is in a deep coma and as far as we are aware, cannot feel anything, so hopefully he would not be aware of anything that is happening to him.
Many thanks for your advice.