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Many of the questions asked on other threads on this topic about the effects of brain death to a body and how long life support can be maintained are explained in this article.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 9:43:49 AM PST by Drew68
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She was starved for 27 days.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 9:45:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Drew68

This is all so sad. I know how the parents must be feeling.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 9:45:59 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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There is NO ONE more Pro-Life than me. In this case I would advise the family to cease all external processes and comfort this child and let her into Jesus’ Welcoming Arms. Sad Situation Indeed.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:29 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Drew68
IMO, if there is proved brain death and the body can not sustain itself without machines, game over.

If this wasn't a child there would have probably been a living will in place before this operation.

Tragedy, but the parents have dragged this out and tortured themselves more than they needed to IMO.

My prayers and best wishes to the family.

5 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:32 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Drew68

My heart goes out to them.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 9:48:47 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: Drew68

Continued Prayers for Jahi and her family..


9 posted on 01/07/2014 9:50:36 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Drew68

In THIS case, the poor girl has no brain activity, and is only alive because of mechanical ventilation. There are cases, like this, where death has already occurred. Modern medicine is a blessing and a curse. There now exists the ability to keep a the body alive of someone who is well and truly dead. This is a very sad situation.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 9:57:50 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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Ping. Lots of interesting medical info in the main story.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 9:58:29 AM PST by Drew68
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This story is so sad.

I know it is horrible what the family has to go through, but had they let her go earlier they might have taken some comfort knowing she could have saved another innocent child from death by donating her organs when it was much more feasible to do so.

That would have been some comfort to me at least.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 10:01:32 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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And what the family refuses to acknowledge is what ALL of the docs have said all along…. her brain is dead, her body is dead. Keeping machines going that pump oxygen into the lungs does not change that fact


23 posted on 01/07/2014 10:06:06 AM PST by Nifster
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One comment after the article:

"some of the people that are saying the mother is holding on long enough for parental negligence in post operation care evidence to disappear. - They are desperate to blame the hospital."

26 posted on 01/07/2014 10:08:01 AM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Drew68

What about those who wake-up after years and years in a coma? Is that even possible?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-187920/Coma-man-wakes-19-years.html

This is hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_nZswGNg74


30 posted on 01/07/2014 10:15:31 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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This means they will dialing the lawyers right after they bury her.


47 posted on 01/07/2014 11:03:30 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Drew68

Goodness gracious! Those posters on the back wall are Soviet era propoganda prop look-alikes!


55 posted on 01/07/2014 11:59:18 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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People who are brain dead can recover.

http://www.notdeadyet.org/2008/03/brain-dead-man-comes-alive-miracle.html

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/11/husband-celebrates-miracle-brain-dead-wife-wakes-hospital/

http://archive.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=498009

In 1997 I lost my mother due to Brain Hemorrhage. The doctor came in showing us her X-ray of her brain. It showed a large void just a dark blank space on her brain. My older brother decided to keep mother on the ventilator until everyone can come and see her. One of my cousin including me notice she had a very faint blink, but my brother got mad at me, and told me to accept it. That time came and the nurse came in and she started inject something into her IV. My brother asked her what was that for. The nurse stated it was so my mother would NOT FEEL pain. I looked at her and thought “NOT FEEL PAIN...I thought she was brain dead?”. I turned to my brother and gave him this look. Being the youngest I kept my mouth shut. I did not feel my mother spirit left her body, don’t ask but I can sense it. It wasn’t until after half an hour I felt it did. All these years I have always carried this guilt with me and will be with me until God calls me home.

As with this little Angel. I do not sense her spirit has totally left her body. It has been coming and going. Now that damage has been done to the body worse, I pray that she goes to her Heavenly Father.


62 posted on 01/07/2014 12:51:00 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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She’s dead gibbs


67 posted on 01/07/2014 2:28:53 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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Bookmark


79 posted on 01/08/2014 9:09:25 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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