Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Death and the Maiden

The tragic farce of the postumous fate of poor Jahi McMath continues to play out.

A day after winning the three-week battle to take their brain-dead daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, the family of Jahi McMath conceded Monday they are losing the ghastly war against nature.
Her body, checked in at an undisclosed care facility Monday morning, has deteriorated so badly, that "Right now, we don't know if she's going to make it," said attorney Christopher Dolan.
"She's in very bad shape," he said. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good."
I realize that Dolan is only a lawyer and never opened a medical textbook, but the remains of the McMath child are in bad shape not separate from the 'brain issue' but directly connected to it. Even sustained by artificial ventilation and vasopressors, the loss of regulatory functions of the brain and brain stem means that every system breaks down over time. This medical report, filed as part of a court proceeding, lays out the situation.

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