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Casey Kasem could have died from wife disconnecting his feeding tube, .... EXCLUSIVE
NY daily news ^ | Nancy Dillon

Posted on 06/12/2014 7:34:14 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Casey Kasem could have died from wife disconnecting his feeding tube, snatching him from nursing home — EXCLUSIVE

Casey Kasem could have died after his wife disconnected his surgically implanted feeding tube and snatched him from a California nursing home against medical advice at 2:30 a.m., staff members claim.

The shocking details — revealed in documents and an exclusive interview with a private investigator — paint a desperate portrait of Jean Kasem, who grabbed her husband out of Berkley East Convalescent Hospital on May 7.

“She disconnected his G-tube, which provided his only source to nutrition and hydration,” Dr. Paul Leitner, who was Kasem’s doctor at the facility, wrote to Santa Monica police. “She was informed of the risks of doing so and was told she was placing Mr. Kasem in great bodily harm or possible demise.”

Jennifer Kusiappiah, a registered nurse, also signed a statement, saying Kasem’s wife was concerned about her 82-year-old husband’s privacy after his daughters, Kerri and Julie, visited their father.

“Mrs. Kasem insisted on taking Mr. Kasem out of the facility, even though I have clearly explained that it was dangerous and can be fatal due to his medical condition,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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This family is nuts.
1 posted on 06/12/2014 7:34:14 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Casey Kasem could have died after his wife disconnected his surgically implanted feeding tube and snatched him from a California nursing home against medical advice at 2:30 a.m., staff members claim. The shocking details — revealed in documents and an exclusive interview with a private investigator — paint a desperate portrait of Jean Kasem, who grabbed her husband out of Berkley East Convalescent Hospital on May 7. “She disconnected his G-tube, which provided his only source to nutrition and hydration,” Dr. Paul Leitner, who was Kasem’s doctor at the facility, wrote to Santa Monica police. “She was informed of the risks of doing so and was told she was placing Mr. Kasem in great bodily harm or possible demise.”

Could have, or did?

2 posted on 06/12/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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I think it’s trying to imply Mrs. Kasem removed Casey from the unit but did not succeed in taking his life.

After reading the whole thing several times I have come to the conclusion the whole family is nuts and am Praying for Kasey.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 7:44:25 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; KC_Lion
Casey Kasem is a waste of protoplasm. He is (and soon "will have been") an unhinged anti-Semite, hating Jews and especially an irrational hatred of Israel. His support for mooselimbs is shown below in the picture taken at a pro-Hamas fundraising dinner:

He is (or shortly "was") also an anti-nuke nut of the hippie peacenik sort. A liberal of the worst sort, Arab-apologist Kasem won't be missed one iota by those who love America and Israel.

4 posted on 06/12/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Morgana

I’m confused. I thought the children wanted to remove the feeding tube and the wife wanted to keep it.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 7:47:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Morgana

I read earlier today that his daughter had either been given permission to or had made the decision to stop treatment and allow him to pass.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Morgana

This is yellow journalism.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: re_nortex

Only thing I remember him is for American top 40. Though the other day I found out he was the voice of “Shaggy” on scooby doo. Never knew that but it’s cool. All he was to me is a radio star. Then again how many other radio stars we know of are sell outs?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:15 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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Kasem could have died? Isn’t that what his kids are working to achieve right now?


9 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:17 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Exactly.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: re_nortex

You’re right about this.

I certainly didn’t know of it. As kids we don’t know or understand such things.

But, this isn’t about Kasem per se. The discussion and interest is due to broader concerns relating to respect for life and respect for the sanctity of marriage.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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I cannot believe someone like this did not prepare medical directives.

It’s not like he did not know his disease was slowly progressing.

If he did not, he deserves what he gets.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 7:58:25 PM PDT 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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Then again how many other radio stars we know of are sell outs?

Being a mere sellout is one thing and a lot of people may momentarily compromise their principles for financial reward. But Kreepy Kasem stands against Israel and sides with the muzzies because that's the side he's on. Simply search the web using the phrase "No tears for Kasem" to get the unvarnished truth about this vile American-hating leftist.

13 posted on 06/12/2014 7:59:28 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Morgana

I thought the judge ordered his feeding tube disconnected and his wife was opposed to doing so.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:01:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Blood of Tyrants
stop treatment and allow him to pass.

When someone is on a ventilator and has no hope of recovery and the vent is removed, it allows them to pass.

When someone has difficulty swallowing and therefore receives food and water through a feeding tube, taking away that food and water doesn't "allow them to pass." It kills them. The cause of death is not the disease process but dehydration. And it's a very bad way to die.

15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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Get away from here! I'm going to remove his feeding tube!

Oh no you're not! I'm going to rip out that tube! He's MY father!

Over my dead body!

Great! I'll kill you first and then I'll yank those f...ing tubes out!
16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: re_nortex

While that may all be true, he still has a God-given, UNALIENABLE right to life. Until God takes him out of here, no one has any right to dehydrate him to death.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:04:45 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

Casey is also suffering from dementia and has sepsis from infected bed sores. He is old and dying and unable to take sustenance on his own. Let him pass from this life in peace.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:05:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“I cannot believe someone like this did not prepare medical directives.”

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I took care of this several years ago-— with my family and my doctor.

Legal documents also.

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19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:42 PM PDT by Mears
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He is old and dying and unable to take sustenance on his own.

That's going to be 80% of us someday. That's grounds to euthanize him? Keep him comfortable and let him die a natural death from the dementia or the sepsis if he really is dying, but why take away his water and food? That's euthanasia, that's not "letting him die."

20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:19:06 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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