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.
And for how long should the hospital keep Jahi hooked up, at a rough cost of $10,000/day, to a machine that could otherwise be used to save someone else's life?