making a decision is one thing, (esp. an informed one, self-directed); being bamboozled into surgery and then deprived of food and water is another thing.
I doubt the man in question felt "inspired" from within to dry fast... (or am I wrong?)
I wish I could believe the poster's uncle had "made a decision to dry fast"
It sounds as though he may be subject to fear at this point.
Bless his heart.(And all organs and systems)!
But Anne has a good point. Let us decide that he DID decide to dry fast...that would make a world of difference in terms of his experience. It's a form of prayer...
First I've heard of an MD prescribing such!