Skip to comments.Jahi McMath: Terri Schiavo group secretly leading transfer efforts
Posted on 01/01/2014 8:51:34 AM PST by Drew68
The last hope for Jahi McMath to be kept on a ventilator may come from a former Long Island hairdresser who runs a brain-injury treatment center dedicated to Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose case sparked a fierce nationwide end-of-life debate.
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Schaivo = Schiavo. I should at least spell her name right.
Mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath claims ‘inhumane’ hospital staff have stopped feeding her girl, 13, and now coldly refer to her as ‘the body’
‘To watch my daughter just sit there and not have food ... I’m just so happy that she is kind of a thick girl so she still looks good,’ Latasha Winkfield said today.
‘I tell her every day, ‘Jahi, you losin’ weight girl, but you still look good.’ I just think it’s inhumane to not feed my child, to not refer to her by her name, and stop us in our tracks.’
‘Performing medical procedures on the body of a deceased human being is simply not something Children’s Hospital can do or ask its staff to assist in doing,’ he said.
Monday by a hospital spokesman.
He said the hospital would allow a doctor retained by the family to insert a feeding tube and to replace the oral ventilator keeping Jahi’s heart beating with a tracheal tube surgical procedures that would stabilize Jahi if she is moved to a facility willing to keep caring for her.
Straus, the hospital’s lawyer, reiterated in his letter that the hospital would release the girl’s body as soon as her family provided a detailed plan outlining how the move would be accomplished and written permission from the coroner. But he said neither has been submitted.
‘No facility has stated, unconditionally or otherwise, that it is prepared to immediately accept Jahi’s body,’ he wrote.
Also this family is intoxicated by their 15 minutes of fame of being part of the daily media merry-go-round. It goes to peoples heads. This is like one big Montel Williams show that is only featuring them and Jai
Its inhumane to rush to kill a sick patient.
The parents are quite right to want to remove their child from the hospital that put her in this condition. Her parents are right to not trust its diagnosis.
Her parents cannot keep her in a permanent brain-dead state.
“Terry was in a persistent vegetative state.”
Not. at. all.
In no way.
Your statement, however well-intentioned, is mistaken.
“I remember a few months back a news story about a neurosurgeon who was declared brain dead who did come out of a coma and had quite a lot to say about it.”
There have been a number of similar cases.
I agree. The poor child is dead. Time to let her go, bury her, and grieve.
Yes actually they can. If they want to be with their daughter let them.
Btw, unborn children aren’t considered alive as well...abortion must ok then too right?
I would trust Ben Carson to give another opinion. The Media lied about Terri Schiavo’s situation, and I will never trust them again to tell the truth when it comes to state-sponsored Euthanasia. All the doctors had to do was get this child on a ventilator & g-tube for nutrition and transfer her to a long-term facility — why railroad her death unless it is to harvest her organs ?
The parents were quite wrong to have their daughter undergo a surgery for a problem that could have been fixed by them: Healthy eating and exercise.
as one who works in the health field: well said AND nursing homes can not “pull the plug”; most have policies against this. if she survives after ventilator removed then we have another issue.
Unborn children have brain activity, this child does not. Her brain is in the process of decomposing, and it will soon liquify and drain out of her nose. Horrific but true. Your example is pathetic at best.
If that is all true, that the child was doing things she wasn’t supposed to be doing during her recovery, WHERE WERE THE NURSES??? They and the surgeon were the ones who should have made sure the family knew what was expected - I would have thrown them all out if they were contributing to Jai’s situation.
Brain Death is a different situation.
See post #12
The third and INDEPENDENT Dr.Paul Graham Fisher, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Stanford School of Medicine, backs their assessments.
I have been involved in 100’s of these determinations
It is Bluntly Obvious to one with trained eyes when
the Brain is irrevocably nonfunctional.
All I needed to know was that an
Academic Pediatric Neuro-oncologist had confirmed it.
Any Board Certified Neurologist or Neurosurgeon would
understand the complexity of thought that goes into this...
Time to let her go, bury her, and grieve.
The grieving will be the hard part, until the hospital and doctors higher the lawyers to litigate a malpractice suit.
It's going to be rough for this family I am sorry to say.
She didn’t simply have her tonsils removed. Jahi underwent three surgical procedures for the treatment of her sleep apnea. This included a tonsillectomy, a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), and removal of nasal turbinates. I’ve read the UPPP surgery is particularly risky and is known to cause a lot of bleeding out.
I think these are the facts that need to come out. People are blaming the hospital 100% because all they hear is “ routine procedure “ when it really wasn’t. The parents knew the risks. Personally, I think it would’ve been a lot less risky to put that girl on a diet. Sleep apnea can be brought on by weight gain, and if a person always had it, being overweight certainly doesn’t make it any better. My husband had borderline sleep apnea, diagnosed after a sleep study. He lost 20 pounds, its barely nonexistent now.
Now, despite any of that, I believe it should be up to the family and not the hospital to pull the plug.
” and removal of nasal turbinates. Ive read the UPPP surgery is particularly risky and is known to cause a lot of bleeding out.”
I can personally attest to this. I had mine drilled 15 years ago and was warned about this in advance. I was still surprised.