Many of you may be familiar with this story, Jahi McMath (young girl) went in for a routine tosillectomy and ended up (according to the hosptial reports) brain dead.
"The family and the hospital disagreed over whether to disconnect her from a ventilator, and the issue wound up in Alameda Superior Court.
In court documents and public comments, the hospital maintained that there's no doubt that McMath is brain dead, describing the condition as irreversible.
"No amount of prayer, no amount of hope, no amount of any type of medical procedure will bring her back," Children's Hospital Oakland spokesman Sam Singer said last month. "The medical situation here in this case is that Jahi McMath died several weeks ago."
A judge on December 23 appointed Dr. Paul Fisher, chief of pediatric neurology at Stanford Children's Hospital, to evaluate Jahi.
Fisher concluded the next day that she met the criteria for brain death. According to a court filing, Fisher found that the girl's pupils were fully dilated and unresponsive to light and that she did not respond to a variety of intense stimuli.
His report also says Jahi showed no sign of breathing on her own when a ventilator was removed: "Patient failed apnea test." The report says her heart was beating only because of the mechanical ventilator.
In addition, an imaging test showed no blood flow to Jahi's brain, while another showed no sign of electrical activity."
As of this morning the Cali hospital released her into the care of her parents (for transport) because the hospital say's she brain dead & there is nothing else left for them to do. The family has found a NJ hospital that's willing to care for her...
So my question is...receiving confirmation that all brain activity is gone, would you be able to pull the plug on your loved one?