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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.


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@suzyQ3

 

Daily Mail article dated May 17, 2011.  By Kate Allatt

 

Headline:  "Doctor said I was brain dead, I wanted to scream, but all I could do is blink"

 


Jahi cannot even blink...

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.

Oh, so sorry for your loss, @goldensrbest

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.


@ALRATIBA wrote:

@suzyQ3

 

Daily Mail article dated May 17, 2011.  By Kate Allatt

 

Headline:  "Doctor said I was brain dead, I wanted to scream, but all I could do is blink"

 


@ALRATIBA, can you please provide a link so that I can read it? That headline sounds as if it would fit right in on the National Enquirer or other tabloids I see when I'm in the checkout line.


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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.

Yes, the Daily Mail is what you line your birdcage with.

 

 

It's right up there with "Bat-boy is having space alien's love child!"

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.

@goldensrbest  I am so very sorry that you experienced this with your beloved son Shane.  My heart goes out to you.

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.


@suzyQ3 wrote:

@ALRATIBA wrote:

@suzyQ3

 

Daily Mail article dated May 17, 2011.  By Kate Allatt

 

Headline:  "Doctor said I was brain dead, I wanted to scream, but all I could do is blink"

 


@ALRATIBA, can you please provide a link so that I can read it? That headline sounds as if it would fit right in on the National Enquirer or other tabloids I see when I'm in the checkout line.


@suzyQ3

 

Just google the headline ... it comes right up.  It's a UK newspaper, The Daily Mail ... health column.  Lots of other articles come up.

 

There a belief among some that some doctors are in a rush to declare brain death so they can harvest organs.  

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.

If that story were true, it would be published in a reputable magazine, like Journal of the American Medical Association, and not a tabloid rag.

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That story is very sad.  Who would want to spend their life hooked up to machines in a vegetative state.  Not me and I wouldn't want anyone that I Iove or care about to have the same fate.  

 

Acceptance of end of life is very difficult especially when it's your child, but as a parent, you need to do what is best for the child, and if the body is being kept alive by machines, and the brain is technically "dead", then the person really isn't "living".

 

That would be the hardest thing that one could ever do, but putting the patient first is the priority...what they would want.

 

Personally, it sounds a little bit like a "money grab", as noted by other posters.  If that is the case, it makes it even more sad (and disgusting) that their motivation is about making a profit and not doing the best thing for the child.  If they are going after money to profit from that poor child, that is just sickening. 

 

 



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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.


@ALRATIBA wrote:

There's a woman walking around England today who had a stroke and was declared brain dead.

 

She heard everything that was being said about removing her life support ...


@ALRATIBA  Katie Allatt-she was featured on BBC news several years ago.

 

She had "locked-in syndrome".

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Re: Judge says the teen who was declared brain dead 3 years ago may technically be alive. OMG.


@Cakers wrote:

@ALRATIBA wrote:

There's a woman walking around England today who had a stroke and was declared brain dead.

 

She heard everything that was being said about removing her life support ...


@ALRATIBA  Katie Allatt-she was featured on BBC news several years ago.

 

She had "locked-in syndrome".

 

 

 

I just read about her. Her recovery was much faster. Jahi has been in this state for almost 4 years come December.