When Mrs. Deborah D. learned that her mother had been admitted to the intensive care unit as an emergency case after resuscitation, she was shocked. She and her brother knew that their mother did not want to be intubated and kept artificially in a vegetative state. They were unsure if they had made the right decision. Mrs. D also wondered what her mother might be feeling. Her mother then explained that she had never said that she did not want to be resuscitated, but only that she did not want to be kept alive artificially in case of a vegetative state.