Skip to comments.Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support
Posted on 06/12/2014 11:28:12 AM PDT by redreno
Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids.
Mr. Kasem, 82, is suffering from Parkinsons disease, sepsis and dementia, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Transitioning our fathers treatment to comfort-oriented care was one of the hardest decisions weve ever had to make, Kerri wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday.
For people who do not understand the natural dying process: Giving food and water to a dying body creates pain and further suffering, she wrote in a later post. The body does not want or require food or water anymore in the dying process. My father can no longer digest foods and fluids fill his lungs up and will suffocate him. My Dad IS on pain meds.
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Scooby Doo mourns!
There comes a time when life ending decisions have to be made. May your passing be swift and gentle, Casey.
His final countdown!
Its my understanding that Casey did sign a living will where he expressed his desire not to be kept artifically alive by maching and forced feeding.
Casey Kasem .unplugged too soon?
Casey Kasem......Part of Americana.
When you go, go in peace and comfort, Casey.....
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
I hope Shaggy came to Christmas somewhere along the way.
He had a long life.
The irritating Skype error correct strikes again. I may have to uninstall it.
Now his kids can get, the money, which is the important thing. I guess they should have smothered him ten years ago, so they wouldn’t have to wait.
Yeah we had to make that decision with my mother too, it is among the hardest thing to do. May Casey Kasem pass in peace and keep reaching for the stars.
My Kindle Fire does that all the time. It makes me crazy!!!
A son of the Mitten-state. Casey was born to Lebanese immigrants in Detroit, graduated Northwestern HS and Wayne State.
A ventilator is “life support.”
Food and water are not “life support.”
They are basic human rights, not medical interventions that can be arbitrarily withheld. Withholding them will cause his death, not the dementia or the sepsis.
If his body truly cannot assimilate them, then yes, they may do more harm than good. But that is rarely if ever the case these days in stories like this.
I didn't know that the courts had located him.
Keep Reaching for the Stars, Casey
A cheeseburger, fries and a shake are food and drink when we feed ourselves or cut them up into little bites and use a spoon to feed our children. They don’t miraculously become something other than a cheeseburger, fries and a shake just because we use some other method to deliver them. Food and water are always basic human rights, always ordinary care, and always mandatory in Christian medical ethics unless the body cannot assimilate them.
If they are going to be stopped, the question must be asked: “What is the proximate cause of death?”
In this case, will Casey die from the dementia or the sepsis, or will he die from dehydration leading to blood volume loss and organ failure?
If the latter them he will die from euthanasia, not from the withdrawal of “life support.”
Can somebody please explain how this works. His wife wants him to stay on life support, but his kids want him off. So the kids win.
Nine years ago, the parents of Terri Shiavo wanted her kept on life support, but the husband wanted her off. So the husband wins.
Are these just differences between the two states these cases occurred in, or is it just that whoever wants to pull the plug always wins?