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To: Vermont Lt
What theory are you talking about?

We use to talk about taking someone off of lifesupport meaning machines keeping their heart and lungs going.

Now, we remove feeding tubes, which is totally different.

I had that situation with my mother.

If her heart and lungs were not working on their own, than we were going to'pull the plug'.

If they were working on their own, keep the tubes in.

If this girl's heart and lungs are working on their own, she should be given food and water.

If someone is brain dead are their heart and lungs going to continue work?

25 posted on 01/10/2014 4:27:28 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

If they are brain dead, yes it is possible that they can respirate on their own.

I too was faced with the prospect of relatives being kept alive.

It is a horrible choice. Each of us has to make the best decision at the time. We need to take into consideration the prospect of recovery and the wishes of the patient. We need to take into consideration the opinions of our doctors and spiritual advisors.

I believe these people made the wrong decision. Take off the ventilator and heart machine and this girl’s body stops working.

God has the girl in his hands. I pray for peace for the family.

26 posted on 01/10/2014 6:35:57 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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