FOX news reported that 6 different doctors, some independent of the hospital staff, have been called to consult and have declared this child dead.
No doctors from any organization or facility have issued a contrary opinion.
Their tests would show if the physical body responded to any stimulus, even primal, that would indicate brain function, even brain stem
A coroner has issued a death certificate. Presumably they also do that when organ donation is made from a machine ventilated corpse
the hospital and family have reached agreement that the family can take their daughter out of the hospital by assuming all risk for the outcome of the removal
Possibly they are trying to figure out what reputable doctor not on their staff, and at what facility, will perform a trach and insert a breathing tube into a coroner case ... the ball is in the family’s court to handle this
It is a complicated issue but deep inside we know a family cannot demand that a patient be hooked up indefinitely to a ventilator or demand any medical protocol be violated by a hospital, their only option is to find another care facility. Other than the hairdresser in NY, not one hospice or LCF has stepped up, that I have read about.
To believe this child is still “alive”, you would have to believe every single medical professional and facility in the USA is in collusion with the hospital against the family
This is not like the Terry Schiavo case and it’s really unfortunate for the Schiavos and for the truly pvs patient that they are attempting to make it so. The outcome may be to give even more decision making power to the hospitals
Thank you silverleaf. This is not the Terri Schiavo case, and what the family is doing is quite frightening and disgusting.
I did not say that the girl is in the same condition as Schiavo. There are conflicting stories that I have read about the case. I do not know what the girl’s true condition is, but it is not up to a hospital administrator to pull someone’s plug. The parents do not want to, and they have that right and may move her to a facility of their choosing. It crosses a very precarious line when bureaucrats determine who lives and dies and next of kin have that decision taken from them. I clearly remember many in the media stating that Schiavo was brain dead when she was not.
Again, I have never heard of a death certificate being issued to someone who’s heart was still beating. I thought you had to be declared clinically dead i.e., no heartbeat in order for a coroner or doctor to make the determination.