And, she added, he by no means actually had shut associates, aside from her. Partially, she mentioned, that was as a result of he moved so typically when he was rising up. However it was additionally as a result of the 2 of them had been so shut.
“We had been very completely satisfied collectively,” she mentioned. “He was fairly content material simply to spend his time with me.”
The tip of Dr. Trojanowski’s life was troublesome, Dr. Lee mentioned. He started tripping when climbing stairs, and waking in the course of the night time and wandering. After a fall the day earlier than his birthday in December, he requested to go to the hospital, the place a scan confirmed deep bruises urgent on his spinal twine.
He had surgical procedure twice to take away the clots however was left paralyzed and required a ventilator. He started getting infections, and each time an an infection cleared he would get contaminated once more.
After three weeks of stasis, Dr. Trojanowski and Dr. Lee mentioned his future.
“I mentioned, ‘You aren’t going into hospice care and you may’t keep right here ceaselessly,’” she recalled. “‘You recognize you’re going to get infections, and even when you don’t you may be paralyzed from the neck down.’”
Dr. Trojanowski determined he needed to finish his life help. He requested that his ventilator tube be eliminated.
He died two and a half hours later, Dr. Lee mentioned.
Along with his spouse, Dr. Trojanowski is survived by his brothers, John, Davis and Mark, and his sisters, Lynn Trojanowski, Annie Trojanowski and Janet Meyer.