i agree with everything said here, even though i don't have any of it, always plan on getting around to doing it, just hadn't done so yet.
This hit home a couple of years ago, my boyfriends dad was in the hospital, kidney failure. The doctors gave him 2-3 days to live, so we told everyone to come. So now we had my boyfriend there, his sister, and 2 brothers. His dad said he didn't want medical treatment, he was in and out of it, so we asked several times at different times to make sure that that was really what he wanted. Of course then someone said..well shouldn't we do anything we can..etc..Now the debate started, what is the right thing to do. This is exactly the reason you want this written up, your kids and family will be confused and not know even if you say what you want, we were discussing if he really knows what the outcome is etc. It's a hard position to be in.
Also if i remember right (i used to work in a hospital), if you select that you don't want cpr etc, if you end up in the emergency room they will still try to do whatever they can to save your life, put you on a respirator or whatever needs to be done till they get in writing that it is against your wishes.
German and taking over CVS and Walgreens one coupon at a time!