A person in a coma has a living, functioning brain, and responds to certain stimuli. Sometimes, comatose people are aware of their surroundings, but are unable to communicate or move.
This girl, sadly, is not in a coma. She is dead, and her body is being kept on life support because her mother cannot accept the reality. No one ever comes back from being dead (with one historical exception).
“No one ever comes back from being dead (with one historical exception).”
Well, here are three more that I found with a ten second search:
And here’s an article talking about a lawsuit that claims that as many as 1 in 5 people declared ‘brain dead’ are still alive and are being killed by the hospitals.
I’m sorry, but the drs said that I was in a PVS at birth and tried to put me in an institution. I was nonreactive for three solid months. (No reflexes, no crying, nothing) Then I came around.
My cousin was in an accident and we were told that he would have permanent brain damage. It took him a year to begin to recover, but he now has a BS, is married, and has a beautiful daughter.
I’ve had doctors tell me that nothing was wrong, then two hours later, my son’s in intensive care when I brought him back in.
This are people, not gods.
At the very least, taking away the parents’ rights and their sense of control, referring to their child as ‘the body’, is stupid and insensitive.
Just ten years ago, it was OUR choice. That’s why people were encouraged to have a DNR because they couldn’t take you off life support without it.
Now, families have NO options. No control over the situation so they can get a handle on things and manage their grief. They are being told what to do, not given options.
This is California and, as far as I’m concerned, it’s a culture of death. I will side with life, thank you.
As for the whole ‘brain death’ means that the brain is rotting BS that’s being blown about on this thread, that’s not the definition of brain death. People need to read up on it. Brain death means damage to the higher (reasoning) brain or the brain stem.