WHY wont the family of Jahi McMath accept the fact that their child is deceased ??

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    And why are there sooooooo many people willing to appease & encourage this family with such blatant false-hope ??...

    Is this a symptom of a larger, widespread problem in America??...People hiding their head in the sand, and pretending that the hand they've been dealt just isn't real ??

    The kid's a rump roast at this point... There is ZERO possibility of her waking up ... Does this kid not deserve to fade away with some privacy & dignity ?? Should a hospital be forced to expend thousands of dollars every day because a family simply cant face reality ??




    Jahi McMath to stay on ventilator as judge extends order

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    Just before 13-year-old Jahi McMath was scheduled to be taken off a ventilator Monday, her family was granted an extended court order to keep her on it, even though she was declared brain-dead more than two weeks ago.
    Jahi's uncle, Omari Sealey, told reporters Monday that the family had found a licensed facility in New York state that would accept her and had already contracted an air ambulance to take her there.
    But the Oakland hospital wouldn’t “allow us to proceed in that manner,” Sealey said, according to the Oakland Tribune.


    The family had therefore filed a new complaint in federal court and also appealed to Alameda County Superior Court to extend its temporary restraining order, the Oakland Tribune reported.
    The court order keeping Jahi on a ventilator at Children’s Hospital Oakland was due to expire at 5 p.m. Monday. As the deadline drew closer Monday afternoon, local media reported that a judge had
    extended the deadline until Jan. 7.


    Court records indicate Jahi was declared brain-dead Dec. 12, three days after she underwent a complex tonsillectomy. The 13-year-old went into cardiac arrest and oxygen stopped flowing to her brain. Five doctors — including three independent physicians requested by the family — concurred that Jahi had no brain activity.


    But her parents fought to keep her on a ventilator and sought other facilities to take her in, telling reporters they still had hopes for her survival.
    The case has troubled medical and legal ethicists, who worried it had fueled misconceptions that someone without brain function was still treatable.
    “Whole brain death” has been widely understood as one of two legal definitions of death, reaffirmed five years ago by a presidential council.





    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...-order-20131230,0,6202890.story#ixzz2p15sMVYY
     
  2. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    hard to accept that they're gonna bury their child? :dontknow:
     
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    She knows where the tv remote is.
     
  4. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    it must suck losing your kid to tonsils & then having to pull the plug....
     
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    Such a sad story.
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    Really. I will never forget the sheer terror on my daughter's face when she went in for her surgery. If that had been the last look I ever saw on her face, I'd have been tearing down the walls of the hospital.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Yet in Texas, they won't let a man take his wife off life support because she's pregnant-- 18 weeks. So he has to watch his wife lay there dead until they decide to deliver his brain damaged baby
     
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    Maybe they're hoping she will lose some weight while in the coma. :dontknow:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Funny how the hospital is so committed to the idea that this girl is dead, but will bleed the system dry treating the terminally ill who just want to die without pain
     
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    RIGHT?? Fucking ponderous....
     
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    Babs Well-Known Member VIP

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    Oh yeah and the family will sue the fuck outa that place.
     
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    A judge shouldn't decide for the family. Give them time, people have survived after being declared brain dead and have gone back to normal. If there is a hospital willing to take her let them.
     
  15. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    ya, my kid was in for something when she was 4, hearing the doctors make her cry, i just wanted to kill them all. worst day of my life.
     
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    Who knows how they would react in that situation. I can't judge them for not wanting to let go of their child.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    no shit, good point.
     
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    ya, i think every parent would agree
     
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    Sorry we killed your kid, need the bed, deal with it. Heartless pricks
     
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    Ms. McMath is dead and cannot be brought back to life," the hospital said in the memo, adding: "Children's is under no legal obligation to provide medical or other intervention for a deceased person." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/21/jahi-mcmath-life-support_n_4485119.html



    I don't buy it, if your heart is beating and a machine can help you breathe you are not dead.

    Sounds like the hospital is trying to cover up a horrible mistake that the doctor made on what was supposed to be a tonsillectomy so they won't get sued.