Jahi McMath is back in the news - page 2

Nope, she's not dead yet! Her parents have her hooked up to everything imaginable & have been talking to a retired neurologist, Dr. Alan Shewmon. The family filed papers to revoke her CA death... Read More

  1. by   elkpark
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    I wouldn't trust the videos they made as "proof" Jahi is alive.
    Yeah, Terri Schiavo's parents had videos, too.
  2. by   elkpark
    Quote from Apples&Oranges
    Just because we can, doesn't mean we should...God, how I wish we would stop torturing people.
    Well, the good news is that she's not being "tortured" -- because she's dead.
  3. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Emjay274
    I'm mostly curious who is paying for all of her care. Her family doesn't have a pot to piss in, so these many many millions of dollars in medical care are being paid for by whom??

    I understand the state/hospital/taxpayers footing the bill for a child with a life expectancy. But a child that is dead? Anyone that is dead??

    I've seen websites talk about how she's supposedly decomposing very slowly, and that's why there have been no new pics in years. When there is a pic, it's with a filter and tons of make-up, fake nails, etc. The old pics show her still very overweight, which wouldn't likely be the case since she's only being fed through a feeding tube. Eyes glued shut. Lots of weirdness.

    I'm just posting links. I am not saying they are great sources, because I haven't worked around life support patients, hospice, or anything like that. Maybe some very experienced nurses can speak to some of the claims in here.

    Petition update * FORMER JAHI CAREGIVER TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT BODY * Change.org

    Stories from the trauma bay: Jahi McMath update...not really
    After Jahi was declared dead & received a death certificate the family high tailed it to New Jersey & have been there ever since.

    Yeah, they love to post pictures. But the pictures are always so photoshopped with tops of filters, fake nails to cover her real nails (because I'm sure her real nails look horrible), sunglasses or something covering her eyes (duh, she's dead! You don't want to show a dead person's eyes. Dead, harhar, give away). I'd love to see a real, untouched photo of her & a video where there don't zoom in of her foot/hand/arm/etc so we can really see her & if see she is moving on command or being poked & prodded (my guess) by her family.
  4. by   cyc0sys
    Exactly. A physician told me this a long time ago and it really stuck with me.
  5. by   That Guy
    Boy the parents sure know how to ride this train. Once we forgot about her, bam here they come again for another outpouring of support and money.

    Poor kid.
  6. by   Glycerine82
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Still not a credible source! ;-) haha, sorry, I couldn't resist!
  7. by   Tenebrae
    Let her body die.
  8. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Tenebrae
    Let her body die.
    I just want to rip everything out of her & let her body rest already. I wonder how long her body will keep going.
  9. by   amoLucia
    There's another previous long-running thread re Jahi here on AN. Lots of care questions and various scenarios were discussed. There were many clinical issues raised. Some serious deep thinking there.
  10. by   Apples&Oranges
    Quote from elkpark
    Well, the good news is that she's not being "tortured" -- because she's dead.
    ElkPark, I agree, to an extent. But keeping a braindead body alive is, in itself, a form of torture. For the victim, for the family, for anyone else who still cares about this poor young woman. We, as a society, need to get much, much better at letting go. I speak from very personal experience. It's one of the hardest things, but also the kindest.
  11. by   Mulan
    Judge: Oakland teenager may not be brain dead after all

    I thought this paragraph was interesting:

    "An attorney for the family is arguing Jahi is alive and therefore entitled to more than the cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice lawsuits involving children who die as a result of surgery."
  12. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Mulan
    Judge: Oakland teenager may not be brain dead after all

    I thought this paragraph was interesting:

    "An attorney for the family is arguing Jahi is alive and therefore entitled to more than the cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice lawsuits involving children who die as a result of surgery."
    I also find it interesting that it's a religious website and they did not have the correct name in the caption of the photo.
  13. by   elkpark
    Quote from Mulan
    Judge: Oakland teenager may not be brain dead after all

    I thought this paragraph was interesting:

    "An attorney for the family is arguing Jahi is alive and therefore entitled to more than the cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice lawsuits involving children who die as a result of surgery."
    It's about the money -- it's been about the money all along.

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