Author Topic: Family of Brain-Dead Girl Has Only Hours to Find New Facility Before Hospital Could Pull the Plug  (Read 486 times)

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Offline Rapunzel

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This is kinda sad; the mother simply will not accept that her daughter is dead.   If the county coroner declares her dead, then by law she cannot be transferred to another hospital.

Why any hospital would agree to take on what could become a legal nightmare is beyond me.
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This is kinda sad; the mother simply will not accept that her daughter is dead.   If the county coroner declares her dead, then by law she cannot be transferred to another hospital.

Why any hospital would agree to take on what could become a legal nightmare is beyond me.

Hospitals are placed in impossible situations by families who refuse to accept that their loved one has died and is not coming back.
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I feel so sorry for the family, but it really does look like they just don't want to face this sad reality of her death.
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Yep. It is sad.

But let her go. Switch off the machines.
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I feel so sorry for the family, but it really does look like they just don't want to face this sad reality of her death.

I don't think these things should be forced on families like this.  They will always believe that they killed their daughter if they allow the machine to be turned off now.  You have no idea how hard it is...


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I don't think these things should be forced on families like this.  They will always believe that they killed their daughter if they allow the machine to be turned off now.  You have no idea how hard it is...

I had to do it with my husband.   I knew he would have wanted me to do it because we actually discussed these things..   They don't just turn off the machines, they remove you from the room and then remove all the tubes and administer morphine to the patient.  He breathed on his own for about 20 minutes and then stopped.

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There's no winners in this story.  So horribly, horribly sad. 

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I wonder what this type of aftercare, costs per day? Is it covered under Obama care?

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I wonder what this type of aftercare, costs per day? Is it covered under Obama care?

If I was to hazard a guess this child is on Medi-Cal.  Which means you and I are paying for this... and begs the question why New York has a hospital willing to take her since they would have to bill CA for the cost and wait to be reimbursed,

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If the machine is the only thing keeping her alive, then she's already dead.  Turn it off.  It's not like she'd live for days or weeks before dying of dehydration or starvation.

I pray I am never in a position to have to make such a decision, or to have it made about me.
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If the machine is the only thing keeping her alive, then she's already dead.  Turn it off.  It's not like she'd live for days or weeks before dying of dehydration or starvation.

I pray I am never in a position to have to make such a decision, or to have it made about me.

They likely have her on a drip as well as a respirator. If she is brain dead then she wouldn't live long off the respirator. 


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