There was one simple quote that I can’t get out of my head. When we’re born we look like our parents, but when we die we look like our habits and decisions. When we watch crime shows we see investigators on the scene and they hold their noses because of the smell. What is that smell? When our bodies decomposes, it releases gases such as cadaverine, putrescine, indole and skatole, produced as microbes break down the carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids in the body. WOW! Our bodies are so amazing. For instance, 24-72 hours after death our organs decompose. But 3 to 5 days after death we begin to bloat and blood-containing foam leaks from the mouth and nose.
Skip to several weeks after death our nails and teeth fall out. Shall I go any further? One month after death, we begin to liquify. What is your biggest fear regarding death? Passing away and your house is a mess or not being found at all? So many answers, right? Let’s say you’re found at peace and swept away to the funeral home when it’s time for embalming. When embalmed, the blood is drained from one of the veins and replaced by a fluid, usually based on Formalin (a solution of formaldehyde in water), injected into one of the main arteries. They remove the cavity of fluid with a long hollow needle called a trocar and replaced with a preservative. The embalming process typically takes two hours, but this could include washing and drying the hair and body of the deceased. This time may increase due to no head injuries, etc..