I notice the SF Chronicle continues to report incorrectly that this young lady simply underwent a simple tonsillectomy. She had a tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
Put her in a wheelchair and take her down to the car.
Maybe a weird Munchausen syndrome by proxy going on?
I have to think that the necrotic brain tissue is decaying, with those degradation products seeping into the blood stream and poisoning the rest of the body. Besides, without central nervous system feedback, the remaining organs must also be decomposing.
I know this is morbid, but does anyone know how long a dead body can be maintained in such a manner? I would think that since she was declared dead on Dec. 12, it is getting close to the limit.
If she is sent to NY or some other distant locale, this family is fixing to have a tough row to hoe.
After all the current emotions are over, they will be forced to either relocate or deal with a daughter who is on artificial support for a very long time.
Whether one agrees or disgrees as to her life or death status, the odds of a miracle are not too good.
I heard a hospital in NY is willing to take her.
Heard of Zack Dunlop? He was declared dead, and authorities wanted his organs, but his family didn’t agree. A nurse relative tested his reflexes, and he reacted this time. Zack Dunlop later told his story on the Today Show.
Countless stories like this.