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EaglesWings21 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Medical Surgical.

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The skin on her hand is dry, pale and slightly shriveled. It reminds me of those shrunken heads they have in voodoo shops.

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An HP contributor and a parent whose child has been treated at CHO posted this excellent piece regarding the McMaths' smear campaign against CHO, reminding people that they're only getting one side of the story.

Her experiences at CHO stand in stark contrast to Jahi's family's and serve as a well-needed reminder that this is a hospital staffed by professionals, not a slaughterhouse as the McMaths would have you believe!

There's a Second Tragedy in the Jahi McMath Story | Today's Mama

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I noted the paleness and how her hand seemed smaller and shriveled. Kind of makes me think that the circulation to her hand has vastly decreased.

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An HP contributor and a parent whose child has been treated at CHO posted this excellent piece regarding the McMaths' smear campaign against CHO' date=' reminding people that they're only getting one side of the story. Her experiences at CHO stand in stark contrast to Jahi's family's and serve as a well-needed reminder that this is a hospital staffed by professionals, not a slaughterhouse as the McMaths would have you believe! There's a Second Tragedy in the Jahi McMath Story | Today's Mama

HuffPost shared this on Facebook and the comments on it were mind numbing.

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HuffPost shared this on Facebook and the comments on it were mind numbing.

They were equally as mind numbing on AOL's HP page. I mean, the author of the article just said that the hospital cannot tell its version of the events due to HIPAA/privacy laws. And people are still indicating in the comments that the hospital does do a good job most of the time...but this time, they failed.

Morons. If you don't know the hospital's side of the story, you cannot say they did anything wrong! Whole lot of nothing between these folks' ears.

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This is probably a really silly question, but I was wondering if the body (after brain death occurs) can attempt self preservation by breaking down fat stores to produce energy for the cells to use. I know it isnt the same but An example would be extreme starvation situations. Thank you all for your knowledgeable posts.

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Oh goshhh, it's not over yet? :yawn: I was obsessed with following and finding out news about this case, now, I am just sick of the length of this ordeal. Hope she'll be buried soon, if not already.

To answer theothermother411, in my opinion, even if her body attempts it, d/t the current state, the body will not be able to properly secrete waste from fat or muscle breakdown. The waste buildup will further kill the kidneys, build up in the blood, she'll be really acidotic, perfusion will further decrease...pretty much, once you are dead, your body will keep getting worse and worse.

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ixchel specializes in critical care.

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This is probably a really silly question' date=' but I was wondering if the body (after brain death occurs) can attempt self preservation by breaking down fat stores to produce energy for the cells to use. I know it isnt the same but An example would be extreme starvation situations. Thank you all for your knowledgeable posts.[/quote']

I hope Jan chimes in on his one because I'm curious, myself.

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Could Jahi McMath make a miracle recovery? - YouTube

Could Jahi McMath make a miracle recovery?

I don’t know if someone has already posted this? It must be about a week old by now.

Allyson Scerry, Founder of “New Beginnings” on America’s Newsroom/Fox News:

2.04

Q So you believe that Jahi could recover even though several doctors have declared her brain-dead and in fact they had a coroner remove her from the hospital?

A.S. (Allyson Scerry) Yes. Yes, because I have witnessed first-hand, I’ve worked with so many families, I’ve been doing this for six years. People that were declared brain-dead, that are actually walking and talking years later. It’s just you know, it’s the time and place that we need to be educated and know that there, because of the war especially with all the veterans returning from brain injuries, that we have to believe in recovery and we have to give every opportunity to... how do we know if we don’t... if we pull the plug.

Q What would you, if she came to your facility, she would have a feeding tube?

A.S. Yes.

Q And what would you do to try to rehabilitate her?

A.S. Well, rehabilitation comes in many forms, you need to keep the body moving. Physical therapy. You need to keep the blood flowing. You need speech therapy even though you’re not speaking because a lot of times you’re in there and you just need to come out… and occupational... hyperbaric oxygen we have. You know, we also treat families.

Not only does this woman have no clue about the difference between brain death and a coma :banghead: but you have to admire her secretive, smug smile at 1.28 implying she knows something about Jahi’s (then) current location. And at 1.05 taking credit for something I doubt she had much at all to do with…

Also, love the ever charming attorney in the beginning of the clip :barf02:

I find the lack of communication from the family but particularly from the media very strange. After all that public hoopla.. now nothing.. They didn’t follow the ambulance? They aren’t staking out the family’s home? If Jahi is at some facility and not in her home, no witnesses have seen her? If the child’s heart has stopped, which I suspect, where is she kept? It’s all very odd and unsettling.

The only time I’ve ever seen anything close to this was when the media in my country took a very strong stand on an issue of alleged brutality by public transport security officers and it later turned out that the accuser had been lying through his teeth. At that point the whole thing just vanished from the headlines. Never to be mentioned again.

At this point in time my heart goes out to Jahi’s siblings. Having to come to terms with a sister’s death during childhood is horrible enough even when not submerged into what seems like a very dysfunctional environment. Poor kids.

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Oh goshhh, it's not over yet? :yawn: I was obsessed with following and finding out news about this case, now, I am just sick of the length of this ordeal. Hope she'll be buried soon, if not already.

I was thinking the same thing. How much longer can this go on.

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Life, the universe and all that stuff has an interesting picture.

This link also contained a link to Doc Bastard's blog, which is really, really good! He also discusses Dr Byrne, his influence, and organ donations. He also gives links to Dr. Byrne's commentaries if, as he states, If you'd like to read Dr. Byrne's complete ridiculous column, make sure you're sitting down, and prepare to be completely exasperated. Ready? Go. They will make you sick!

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being forced, is being forced. the poster who said you can't be forced did not specify. and poking and prodding by a psych doc isn't a procedure in the physical sense, but can be as unwelcome and potentially damaging. We also don't know what else Justina my have had done as far as testing while she was in custody.

Justina hasn't had any procedures. This is a case if accused abuse. Completely different. Sorry you don't understand that. Also, if there is a legal issue it isn't the same. No doctor can make their own decision to force something on you. Period.

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