A judge ruled Wednesday that Kerri Kasem, daughter of radio personality Casey Kasem, can legally withhold food, fluids and medication from her 82-year-old ailing father. Kerri took to Facebook Wednesday to explain her reasons to stop feeding her father.
Her latest post reads:
“For people who do not understand the natural dying process: Giving food and water to a dying body creates pain and further suffering. The body does not want or require food or water anymore in the dying process. My father can no longer digest foods and fluids fill his lungs up and will suffocate him. My Dad IS on pain meds.”
She said her father had “explicit wishes” that if his life came to a point of “mere biological existence” he did not desire any life sustaining measures. Kerri also said making the decision for this transition for her father has been one of the hardest choices of her life.
Kerri Kasem explains in this YouTube video below the ongoing battles between her father’s family and her stepmother, Jean Kasem, regarding the end-of-life measures for the celebrity.