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    Posted: Jan 06 2014 at 11:25am
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?
 
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I'd keep them on life support if they were in a coma.

Brain death, I'd have to let them go.. Brain damage....I don't know, depends on severity. Trying to encourage my family to have a Living will drafted.


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yes.
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Originally posted by Jewelsnyc Jewelsnyc wrote:

So my question is...receiving confirmation that all brain activity is gone, would you be able to pull the plug on your loved one?
Of course, I pray that no one has to make that decision.

To answer, yes-- unless previously/legally directed otherwise by the person in question. I feel that if someone I loved couldn't be at the same or mostly independent level of functioning, I gotta let them go. To keep that way would be more for my selfish hopes of having them back.

This includes me. I have it clearly stated that if things like brain death or a persistent vegetative state should occur, it's a wrap. I am now a shell. Harvest my organs and cut the machines. Don't let me suffer. I'm gone and will hope to see you on the other side.
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Yes I would. Id also want my family to pull the plug on me and donate my organs
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Yeah I think for a mom it's extremely hard to come to that conclusion...I feel for her parents...
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For me it depends on their age and medical status. 

I know children's brains are very "plastic" because they are still developing.  Who's to say that one day her brain "wakes up", grows some more neurons and starts to function again?  Plus if she were my kid, I'd give her every chance possible for awhile longer...

Now if it was an older relative in their 80s with a history of strokes, emphysema, renal failure and such--And they were declared brain dead, I might be more inclined to  let them go peacefully sooner then later...

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Yes, if 3 doctors stated she was brain dead. I would donate whatever organs they could save. I'm sure this is extremely hard.
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i know its hard because it feels like they are killing her but pull the plug.
 
I definitely want for my family to pull the plug on me, no life support at all... if I'm just a lifeless body let me goooo. This world is not all that great im sorry just being honest <future>
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we've done it before.. 

so yes. 
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