Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Winnipeg man (Ron Siwicki) sentenced to three months in horrific elder abuse case.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Ron Siwicki (left)
Elizabeth Siwicki (right)
Ron Siwicki, the Winnipeg man who left his mother to die over 3 weeks, was sentenced to three months in jail, after pleading guilty to negligence causing death last January.

This is a horrific case of elder abuse neglect. It was also a story that euthanasia activists used to promote euthanasia in Canada.

According to a July 10 CBC News report by Erin Brohman Elizabeth Siwicki, who died in December 2014, was living with dementia. The report states:
She fell out of bed in November 2014 and couldn't get up. 
Siwicki, who was her caregiver, cried as he said his mother did not want to go to a hospital. 
She was left in the spot where she had fallen for more than three weeks, covered in her own excrement. 
She died of sepsis after the bed sores covering her body from the prolonged immobility became infected. An autopsy found that the bed sores were so severe, they went down to her bones. 
Siwicki said he tried to care for his mother after her fall by giving her nutritional supplement drinks and water. He waited until his mother died before he tried to clean her or call an ambulance. 
There was so much human waste around her that the carpet underneath had buckled, court was told.
Siwicki claimed that he was following the wishes of his mother but based on the statement of facts, it seems very hard to believe him.

This is a tragic case of elder abuse. Even if his mother refused to go to the hospital leaving her for three weeks to lay in her own excrement is inhumane. 

The fact that a euthanasia activist used this case to promote euthanasia, shows the mentality of those who push death upon our culture rather than recognizing how Elizabeth Siwicki was neglected and abused.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

Very sad. But negligence can and does happen in hospitals, with a facade of civility and caring. Patients and families are also sometimes frightened into bad decisions, such as active or passive euthanasia, by inference or outright lies of dire outcomes from initiating or prolonging real care. Should a person be hospitalised by force, only to be murdered under institutionally-controlled circumstances? Do the institutional cases of negligence get reported in the media as the horrific abuse and hypocrisy they are for their victims? Only when media can put a spin on it to promote their anti-life, eugenic agendas, will you hear a story like this. The real indignation should first be aimed at legislators who would make killing legal, and secondly, at the shameless way they make us taxpayers complicit.