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Pediatrician: Jahi McMath is Not “Brain Dead,” Can Recover With Proper Care

Defend Western Civlization 2013/12/31 21:26:19

A leading pediatrician says that Jahi McMath,
who is at the center of a national debate about whether she should
remain on life support, is not “brain dead” and can recover with proper
care and nutrition.


Late Monday afternoon, the judge in the case granted an extension for life support after a legal request from her family’s attorney.


Dr.
Paul A. Byrne, a Neonatologist who is the Director of Neonatology and
Director of Pediatrics at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio,
has given a new interview to a local NBC television station. Byrne is
also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics University of Toledo College of
Medicine and the past president of the Catholic Medical Association.


Byrne told the station he does not believe that brain death is “true
death” and said, with “proper nutrition and care,” McMath can have
meaningful recovery to the degree that she would not meet the “brain
death” criteria. He also said as much in court findings that Christopher Dolan, the attorney for McMath’s family.

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  • sean.lance.7 2014/01/01 00:31:36
    sean.lance.7
    +5
    If that doctor has the credentials and reasonably believes the child has a chance to recover, I'd think there's an ethical imperative to let him try.

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  • ruralntex 2014/01/02 23:40:34
    ruralntex
    This family needs a miracle. Could this doctor be the miracle?
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2014/01/01 16:41:23
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    A doctor who makes statements about patients he has not examined is spouting nonsense - three neurologists cannot find even a flicker of brain activity and she is only kept alive by life support, mechanical means. Unfortunately, for her and her family, she is gone.
  • Dwight PWCM 2014/01/01 15:01:33
    Dwight PWCM
    Interesting theory. I would like to see the results of testing it.
  • RandyScott (Party of One) 2014/01/01 13:59:55
    RandyScott (Party of One)
    +1
    If this Doctor thinks he can bring her back, without ever actually examining her, let him take on her care and prove it.

    I feel for her, and her Family, but to give false hope is to me much worse than telling the truth.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2014/01/01 13:20:25
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    This is a very sad and horrible situation. This girl is very sick and her family is swamped in denial and chaos. They need hope in a point in time where little is to be found.

    1st Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”
  • Helmholtz 2014/01/01 12:37:34
    Helmholtz
    +1
    I wish her the best.
  • YouSirName 2014/01/01 12:18:07
    YouSirName
    +2
    This is a very sad case. But if she is truly brain dead, there is no hope of recovery. The heart does not require brain activity to continue to function. Keeping this body on a ventilator in order to keep the heart beating is not keeping her alive - it is simply delaying the inevitable collapse of her physiologic processes. It is too bad that people with an agenda give false hope to family members, prolonging their grief.
  • Defend ... YouSirName 2014/01/01 14:21:22
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    what is sad is you want to kill her
  • YouSirName Defend ... 2014/01/10 16:00:00
    YouSirName
    Not possible. She is dead.
  • ray 2014/01/01 10:35:50 (edited)
    ray
    +1
    Where there is life , There is hope .
    Why does the Hospital fight so hard to Prevent treatment?

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  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2014/01/01 09:36:29
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
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  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2014/01/01 09:26:24 (edited)
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    A GOOD DOCTOR WOULD NEVER JUDGE A CONDITION WITHOUT

    EXAMINING THE PATIENT, ONLY A QUACK DOES THAT.
  • sglmom 2014/01/01 09:20:00
    sglmom
    +4
    Let him try ..
    (just let him try to help the child and the family at this time .. )
    NO matter what we believe ..
    I doubt we'd want an artificial committee having the power of life v death over us in any way ...
    Lifting good thoughts .. and PRAYER for Jahi and her family ..
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2014/01/01 09:17:04
  • sean.lance.7 2014/01/01 00:31:36
    sean.lance.7
    +5
    If that doctor has the credentials and reasonably believes the child has a chance to recover, I'd think there's an ethical imperative to let him try.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/12/31 21:28:13
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +5
    That doctor should have the opportunity to manage her case.

    Wouldn't it be a grand coup if he could bring her back from that coma?
  • Defend ... Temlako... 2013/12/31 21:34:13
  • darcie ... Temlako... 2013/12/31 22:00:30
    darcie lamar
    +5
    I am very sad for the family. They are thankful for the support they are getting and the prayers. I'm hopeful the doctor is legitimate and will help this child.
  • Transqu... Temlako... 2014/01/01 09:29:27
    Transquesta
    +2
    It would tickle me no end if this child woke up--in or outside this doctor's care! I'm so sick of liberal death cultists deciding who lives and dies that I could SCREAM!
  • YouSirName Transqu... 2014/01/01 12:21:11
    YouSirName
    +2
    Based on the finding of brain death, she's already dead. Nobody "decided" that. We could keep all dead people on ventilators a few extra weeks. Yeah, that would be a good thing.
  • Defend ... YouSirName 2014/01/01 14:22:17
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    says the liberal progressive elite
  • Transqu... Defend ... 2014/01/01 21:56:14
    Transquesta
    Progressivism (liberalism/socialism/statism) is inherently and coldly Darwinistic. It is a death cult. Their claim to 'care' about the least of these is a SHAM.
  • Transqu... YouSirName 2014/01/01 21:54:44
    Transquesta
    There's another issue here which bears consideration. Hospitals don't (or, in any moral society, shouldn't) get to decide the fate of children. Parents do. The courts don't (or, in any moral society, shouldn't) get to decide the fate of children. Parents do. Children are the direct responsibility of, and some would say property of, their parents. If Jahi McMath's parents have or can muster the wherewithal to keep their 'dead' child on a ventilator/feeding tube from now till the time the cows come home, it's nobody's business but their own.

    Get this! Human beings are not state property. I am not your slave. Neither is Jahi McMath. Butt the hell OUT of other people's lives (and/or deaths as the case may be)!!

    As to the matter of 'brain death,' have you considered that the physicians whose negligence put Jahi in this state at the outset are the SAME ones who 'found' her brain to be dead? You don't see a conflict of interest there? I damned sure do. Never mind that we have no frikkin' idea precisely when or how this 'brain death' occurs. All we can determine is that electrical activity in the brain has ceased. We cannot say for how long that cessation will last; whether it's permanent, etc. The history of medicine is riddled with stories of individuals who've been 'found' to be brain dead, and who, by whatever mechanisms or intervention, were brought back to consciousness.
  • YouSirName Temlako... 2014/01/01 12:18:32
    YouSirName
    A coma and brain death are not the same thing.

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