Jahi underwent a tonsillectomy and related procedures at Children's Hospital on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea. Her family said she went into cardiac arrest after she started coughing up blood in the recovery room.
She was declared brain dead three days later. The hospital then moved to take her off the machines that are keeping her heart and lungs going a few days before Christmas.
In all the stories I’ve read and all the TV coverage, the phrase “organ donor” never comes up.
Just say it’s part of her decision to get an abortion.
I guess they don’t want their asses sued off anymore than is necessarily going to happen anyway.
I really do not understand why the hospital is being so Obama-y (substitute word for sh*thead) about this. They are already in deep Obamastuff, and one would think they’d cooperate so as to reduce their upcoming settlement from $1 billion to half that.
That’s a hospital with a heart.
-The girl goes in the hospital for something routine, something goes wrong and they declare her brain dead and want to pull the plug.
-Family keeping hope want to keep her on life support longer so trying to move her and hospital seems to be making it as difficult as they can for them.
“Her family, citing religious beliefs and the hope that she will pull through, wants to continue life support.”
That one sentence not only sums up the entire story but also defines America under Obama and only the second day of ObamaCare.
The family’s First Amendment Rights of Freedom of Religion are being denied and the girl has fallen victim to an ObamaCare Death Panel.
Somebody help me out here. I thought oral ventilators simply kept the lungs functioning. Is there such thing as an oral ventilator that keeps the heart pumping?
The more of a pain in the @$$ the hospital officials are in this case, the more I am going to side with a generous punitive settlement when the wrongful death case comes to court.
How tragic. But it’s likely her sleep apnea was due to being overweight, and obese people generally have more risks than non-obese people.
Jahi McMath isn’t there anymore...
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...
3 doctors have said she is brain dead.
2 from the hospital and we can give latitude to those
that say they MIGHT have a conflict.
The third and INDEPENDENT Dr.Paul Graham Fisher,
a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Stanford School of Medicine,
backs their assessments.
Thank you Drango for this clarification
Generally, and in my experience...
One of the examining MDs should be
a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon as they have an elevated awareness of how to assess CNS function in the presence of mechanical supports.
Any Board Certified Neurologist or Neurosurgeon would
understand the complexity of thought
that goes into this...
1) No evidence of drug induced coma, hypothermia, or other reversable cause of coma.
2) No evidence of Cortical, Sub-cortical, or Brain stem activity by expert exam.
3) No spontaneous respiratory activity, in the absence of metabolic parameters that inhibit Brain stem activity.
Generally, great sensitivity is required to guide family
in understanding what Brain Death is.
Even persons with considerable understanding
struggle with seeing a loved one,
who appears alive, but is in fact no longer human.
But asking Nurses and Physicians
to continue aggressive care
causes an injury that is
difficult to explain to non-medical persons
Jesus Raised Lazarus from the Dead. Nothing is impossible for him, I pray/ask that he heals this little girl, heals her from the top of her head to the tips of her toes, that she gets up and walks! In the name of Jesus Amen
I do not know all the details of thisbut what is sad is that I read that this surgery was performed because Jahi had a loud snoring problem because of her obesity.
I can’t help but think that maybe a diet and exercise regimen would have been a better path to pursue because she is young.
Who offered this and why would this path be chosen?
I must be missing some of this story here.
Anyhoo, my heart hurts for the family. I am sure they are praying for a miracle. Not for me to judge this.
a very unexpected outcome from a tonsillectomy ... one that definitely bears investigation (especially in view of the hospital’s really rather odd behavior since....)
In the famous words of Dr. L McCoy: “She’s Dead Jim”.
Do the autopsy and dispose of the corpse as you and your religion sees fit, Mourn and Move On.
Then... let the lawsuits begin.
As I posted on another thread:
If what we are being told by the media is true, this is not even close to the Terri Schiavo case. Terri was very much alive and this poor soul is not. The family needs psychological help, and as a mother I cannot even imagine what they are going through. I’d lose my mind if I lost one of my babies. I can’t help but think that they are demanding this because of their own guilt. This child underwent surgery for a problem that could have possibly been eliminated by healthy eating and exercise. If weight loss did not alleviate the problem then the surgery could have been considered. This family wanted a quick fix, but anesthetizing a small body and then carving out body parts comes with a lot of risks. I’ve also noticed that they don’t want to take her home and take care of her, they want her in a facility. They want somebody else to take care of the child. This whole case is heart breaking and disturbing.
Something I have learned.
Many doctors lie.
I was in an intensive care unit, when the doctor called a bunch of other credentialed people in coats to press me into signing a paper that would kill a relative that night.
“Is there no way she could be put on a ventilator in the home?”
“There’s absolutely no way.” (room full of docs nod their head). A long with exhasperated signs and shaking of head like you’re an unreasonable idiot for asking questions.
I left without signing and did some hasty research.
It quickly turned out they were lying. While some might not have known better, I cannot believe the intensive care doctors didn’t.
One of the people who was pushing me to sign was a pulmonary specialist. I happened to ask the right pointed questions and she agreed it could be done — a quick and safe tracheotomy and she went home in a few days.
We got her home on a ventilator and she lived years longer, smiling, happy, in her own home with her family.
One of the reasons docs gave for not trying harder was she supposedly had pancreatic cancer. On her death, we found out she never had cancer...
I have a lot of other suspicions but there’s no point going over it now
She underwent uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, which is far more extensive and risky than a tonsillectomy.
For those who don't know what this surgery is, excess tissue is removed to help wide the airway. Included in this tissue is the uvula (thing that hangs down in the back of your throat), a large part of the soft palate, tonsils, adenoids & pharynx.
This wasn't a simple tonsillectomy; it was a much more complicated and risky surgery.
Just keep adding those 0’s to the settlement that’s coming, stupid hospital administrators.
“The girl is dead and we want her organs while they are still fresh. There are rich people who will pay us top dollar for those parts, and they are ours, I tell you. Ours!”