by Leigh Jones
Euthanasia | She liberated her husband from a concentration camp, but who will free Lang Yen Thi Vo from the medical establishment?
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 5/27/06, 12:00 am
AUSTIN-Only the occasional whir of the respirator in the corner interrupts the steady hum of medical machinery. Lines and numbers flash frenetically on a series of monitors. A game show plays, unwatched, on a television mounted on the wall of a cold room at St. David's North Austin Medical Center.
In the room Binh Trinh stares intently at his wife, Lang Yen Thi Vo, but she lies motionless on a bed. They have been married for 38 years. He leans over her, brushes her thinning hair, and tells her in Vietnamese, "I love you. Come back."