Skip to comments.Family of Oakland Girl on Ventilator Furious After Meeting With Hospital Officials (Tonsil Surgery)
Posted on 12/22/2013 4:26:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
The family fighting to keep a brain-dead 13-year-old girl on medical support through Christmas blasted administrators at Children's Hospital Oakland on Thursday evening, saying that hospital officials told them in a private meeting that the girl had to be taken off her ventilator "quickly."
"They said, 'What don't you understand?' She is dead, dead, dead,'" said Omari Sealey, the uncle of Jahi McMath, the Oakland teen who has been kept alive by machines since complications from a tonsil surgery last week in a case that has brought national attention and prayers from social media users around the world. "They just kept referring to her as 'a body.'"
The family's attorney, Christopher Dolan, said he will head to court on Friday morning to seek an injunction to halt any hospital intervention. Hospital officials have not given a timeline to remove the girl from the ventilator, he added
"They keep saying she is 'dead, dead, dead' and I am hoping the courts will say 'no, no, no,'" Dolan said in a Thursday night news conference. "We just saw her; she is a beautiful young lady. She responds to her mother's touch. She is warm."
Jahi had tonsil surgery to help her with sleep apnea, weight gain and other health problems and began bleeding from her nose and mouth and experienced cardiac arrest later that night.
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They should find some really good lawyers.
Can’t you just feel the compassion?
I’ll bet they already have.
You have to wonder what the hospital is hiding.
I was once in a similar situation. Paralyzied due to hospital error, on a ventilator and the hospital wanted my parents to turn it off so they can take my organs.
Who knows. All we know that if she is dead, then they killed her in a tonsil surgery. Not sure how much worse the truth can be than that.
Likely the cover-up is worse than the truth would have been. But who knows.
Glad they have a lawyer. So very sad.
What was it that Ronald Reagan said about a nation that ceases to be good will soon cease to great? Or something like that.
Prayers for Jahi’s soul and for the family as well. Gut-wrenching.
What a nightmare. Tonsil removal.
When I was a kid ,during WWII, there was a hospital bed shortage and tonsils would be removed on the kitchen table.
Prayers for this child.
The very LEAST this hospital should do is give the family reassurance the girl stays alive through the end of the year. This hospital turning this into a war at Christmastime is horrible.
Yes she may very well be dead, dead, dead.
For christ’s sake can you not let the parents have a few days with their daughter?
You nitwits killed her, and like total ghouls you want to harvest her organs and can’t let her parents have Christmas with her.
Compassion is illegal under terms of the ACA.
What is the hospital saying happened?
I can buy that
The ACA is going to be a horrific scourge on our healthcare system; but it hasn’t started yet. It only actually kicks in on January 1st. The only reason these parents have *any* say in keeping the daughter on life support is that there are private entities involved here. Once people have ACA insurance; the Independent Advisory Board. (Death Panel) will make the decision to pull the plug. The parents won’t have any say in the decision.
Hope they can find highly competent lawyers.
Not sure you could find a good one.
“They said, ‘What don’t you understand?’ She is dead, dead, dead,’”
Yes, good lawyers indeed. Else they’ll ‘Terry Schiavo” her for her parts.