Jahi McMath is back in the news

  1. 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 certificate & we should have an answer in the coming weeks.

    Judge to REVERSE death certificate of brain-dead girl | Daily Mail Online
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    That poor child.
  4. by   Rose_Queen
    Daily Mail = tabloid rag. I'd need to see something more credible to believe "poised to reverse death certificate".
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Daily Mail = tabloid rag. I'd need to see something more credible to believe "poised to reverse death certificate".
    Agreed- but I TOTALLY see the family doing trying this.
  6. by   Rose_Queen
  7. by   marie.rn2419
    This story makes me so sad...
  8. by   MunoRN
    According the article, Dr. Shewmon is claiming Jahi is not brain dead, although it also states Jahi has not yet undergone any of the tests that define brain death (not since her previous brain death declaration).
  9. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Daily Mail = tabloid rag. I'd need to see something more credible to believe "poised to reverse death certificate".
    That was the first article I saw about it. Now there are articles everywhere.

    Jahi McMath’s family wins backing for argument that she’s alive - San Francisco Chronicle

    I wouldn't trust the videos they made as "proof" Jahi is alive.
  10. by   livelovelaugh22
    Oh dear... I understand that she is a child, but there is no recovery from brain death. I'm so glad that I know my loved one's wishes, because no matter how much it hurts, I'd rather allow them to die with dignity than be subjected to unnecessary procedures.
  11. by   Apples&Oranges
    Just because we can, doesn't mean we should...God, how I wish we would stop torturing people.
  12. by   amoLucia
    This is scarey ---- I mentioned her in a different post yesterday.

    Her story has been going on about 4 years or so.
  13. by   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
  14. by   amoLucia
    State of New Jersey, thank you very much. And remember, she did collect through Gofundme.

    I believe that she is still living here in NJ - the only state that has some loophole in its laws that bypasses death pronouncement in order to continue providing care.

    S OM E H O W, by remaining alive, the ability to legally charge more serious malpractice claims against the Calif hospital and collect larger wrongful death settlements would be possible for the family.

    I figure she's 18 or so (I'd have to check it out.) Faith, hope and family aside, I can only wish that God, Allah, Mohammed, Whomever(?) remembers her.

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