Terry was in a persistent vegetative state. This poor child has been prounounced deceased. The parents should shut of the ventilator and let her loose.
It is an organism shaped like a previous person
Being kept alive by the unnecessary efforts of many
I've seen this all too many times...
I’m not sure this passes the smell test...
The local news here said a pediatrician said that she was responsive and the family says she responds to their voices. Now I don’t know about the credibility of the family but a pediatrician is an MD and should know what they’re talking about.
I feel for the family, they must think that as long as she has a pulse and they see her chest rise and fall, she’s still alive.
I’m holding out hope for a miracle.
Is the hospital wanting her organs?
I belong to the school of thought that the family is torturing a corpse. Brain dead is brain dead. Prayers for all involved.
Venturing into landmine territory ..... what is going on here is not for Jahi, but for her shell-shocked, grief stricken family whose child had what has become a fairly common, routine procedure that went terribly wrong. They have not and cannot come to grips with it ..... yet. How they eventually do this remains to be seen ... right now, they are desperate not to accept what has happened.
From personal experience over the last couple of years and an ongoing situation, I have come to recognize the significant difference between “quantity” of life and “quality” of life. My personal belief is that, at some point (each defines his own ‘point’), you let nature take its course ..... no one escapes death. For those who have no faith and for whom death is a bottomless black pit, this is terribly hard. For those with faith, who believe our loved one is going to heaven to forever be in the presence of God’s love, we struggle with our human emotions and not wanting to lose the earthly presence, but we are ultimately at peace with the assurance we are not forever parted from our loved one. I pray for Jahi’s parents to find peace.
Jahi McMath’s parents carry on this way because they are looney plus they want maximum publicity exposure for a lawsuit down the road. This hospital is scared as heck at being called racist.
The hospital seems blameless to me. It was a simple operation that went wrong. This happens but the family sees a chance to cash in.
My understanding is she has been declared by at least 3 MD’s. This pediatician is somebody the family brought in. According to Calif law she is DEAD.
I agree this is either super denial or just the beginning of a huge lawsuit.
Terry Schiavo was much different. Her folks and family were very humble and just wanted to take her home to be cared for by them. This girl Jai is dead (in some ways) and her folks never talk about bringing her home. They talk about running up huge bills at some kind of care facility. Bills they will not be paying. I doubt they are paying jack right now....all they do is run their mouths while the hospital is providing care it knows it will never be re-reimbursed for. Hospital keeps it mouth shut for racial reasons
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.
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.
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.