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    I think the parents need to stay off the news and start grieving their daughter. I can see no good coming from transferring her to another facility. Brain dead is dead, she is not in a coma and will never wake up. My sympathy for the parents is lessening as they make things a media circus.
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    I feel bad for everyone involved in the situation. I can not imagine how they must feel (Both the parents and the doctors). Legally, I do think the family should be allowed to bring in an outside doctor to give a second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Legally, I do think the family should be allowed to bring in an outside doctor to give a second opinion.
    The family already did that, and the court also brought in a completely independent doctor to evaluate her. A total of SEVEN doctors have now declared Jahi to be brain dead. Not in a vegetative state, not in a coma, but brain dead. The hospital is absolutely right to not be putting nutrition into her because it's not going to help. I'm shocked & surprised that the court ordered the hospital to not remove her breathing tube for another week, I really thought this was going to end last week. The really sad thing is that Jahi could have helped save or improve another dozen children's lives through donation of her organs, skin, and corneas, had her family accepted the reality of her death on December 12th. Instead, they have drawn this out so that organ donation is impossible.
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    #1 the hospital should have no say what is done to or with the child's body.. that should be left up to the parents.
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    Well I hope her parents pick up the bill for "their" choice. I'm not paying for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    #1 the hospital should have no say what is done to or with the child's body.. that should be left up to the parents.
    Except that they're asking the hospital to do procedures that go against their medical ethics.

    It's a terrible, tragic situation but it sounds like the family just can't accept what has happened. I don't blame them for their feelings but it seems like it is only going to make it worse for everybody, especially them, to keep this going.

    How awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    #1 the hospital should have no say what is done to or with the child's body.. that should be left up to the parents.
    While I see where you are coming from, there does have to be limits. I do not believe it is legal for a parent to take their dead child and bury them in their front yard. That said, what a terribly heart breaking situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Except that they're asking the hospital to do procedures that go against their medical ethics.
    Just to clarify, Is your position that a hospital should never have to do procedures that go against their medical ethics? Not that I disagree, but to be sure we are on the same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Just to clarify, Is your position that a hospital should never have to do procedures that go against their medical ethics? Not that I disagree, but to be sure we are on the same page.
    I am not a fan of absolutes. In this case I think they shouldn't have to. I wouldn't go so far as to make an unstable rule about it.
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