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Do you think the right decision was made allowing the mother of the 13 brain dead girl in California to move her to a long-term care facility?

Asked by madsmom1030 (1033points) January 8th, 2014

At the beginning of Dec. a 13 year old girl in California suffered major bleeding and a cardiac arrest following the removal of her tonsils. The doctors at the hospital pronounced her brain dead and a CA judge and three more neurologists did the same. However the judge ordered the hospital to keep her on a ventilator until Jan. 8. The family has now moved her to a long term care facility because they believe that she can get better. Medical experts have said that she has no brain activity in either her higher brain function and her brain stem has no activity. She meets the legal definition for brain death and death. What do you think should happen? My husband and I were discussing it this weekend.

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ZEPHYRA's avatar

Give her a bit more time and then let her go with dignity.

Seek's avatar

She’s gone. Long gone. Dead almost a month now. The family needs help, and their lawyer needs jail time.

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