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To: Drew68

I belong to the school of thought that the family is torturing a corpse. Brain dead is brain dead. Prayers for all involved.


7 posted on 01/01/2014 9:03:41 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

This is a difficult case without knowing specific medical details it really isn’t possible to make a judgment.

If ( and a big if) as the family says she is making movements of any kind than this is a sign of brain activity. My initial feeling ( as someone who is medically trained) is to agree that she is most likely brain dead and support should be withdrawn. However reports by the family of movement is disturbing especially given reports that it wasn’t necessarily the complication of the surgery that caused her cardiac arrest but an extreme delay in recognizing that a complication ( bleeding) had occurred. This makes the hospital appear less than trustworthy in this case.

I too wonder about the standards for brain death and the qualifications of those making the determination. 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.


15 posted on 01/01/2014 9:26:01 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Drango

Torture a corpse?

You don’t make any sense.

What was your opinion on Terry Schiavo?


52 posted on 01/01/2014 12:10:02 PM PST by ifinnegan
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