First off...I DO hope I am placing this question in the right thread. If not....um, I can re-post it elsewhere, I suppose...
OK. Here's the sich, and the question...a question, mind, that was put to the apologists...hope I have that right. ANYway...I received no answer. I'd guess they have a boatload of questions to answer, anyhow.
A nurse I work with who is a PT employee also works at another hospital, a well known city hospital with a top-notch rep, I might add....well, she sees me looking at this forum on my I Phone one night in ICU when we have some down time...well, she's RC, and she was looking at some of the threads.
She then asked me to post this question to the apologists:
She had a patient who was on a ventilator-(a machine that breaths for you when you cannot, various reasons), The patient was unresponsive...unbeknown to the priest who was giving the patient holy communion. I'd gather to say the family requested this?
(first mistake...said priest needed to communicate the wishes of the patient receiving communion with nursing/respiratory staff...)
Anyway, she and another nurse were doing oral care, and what do they find? A few days worth of undissolved hosts on the patient's tongue/roof of thier mouth. Well, they were both RC, and neither knew what to do, as any solution would be an affront to God...seeing as they believed that was Jesus...so, what to do? They flushed it in the toilet. They didn't know what else to do.
Her question is...what DO you do? What's proper?