Jahi McMath is finally at peace

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EaglesWings21, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical Surgical. 380 Posts

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Let's all take a minute to talk about the elephant in the room here. Why on earth, who on earth would operate on a child that's been brain dead for 5 years. We knew this wouldn't end well.

Finally Jahi can rest in peace. My condolences to the family.

And again, I came across this on my Facebook people; I don't obsessively stalk this family on the internet.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,668 Posts

May Jahi be at peace.

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MelEpiRN

MelEpiRN

178 Posts

Thanks for sharing. RIP.

middleagednurse

middleagednurse

Specializes in nurseline,med surg, PD. Has 50+ years experience. 554 Posts

I can't believe that she had surgery recently. I wonder for what?

RainMom

Specializes in PACU, pre/postoperative, ortho. Has 11 years experience. 1,113 Posts

I wonder if family will now sue the NJ hospital as well for her (2nd) death?

Doc Bastard's blog has posted on Jahi multiple times. The most recent one links to older posts which tell the story for those who aren't familiar.

Stories from the trauma bay: Finally over

psu_213, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 13 years experience. 3,878 Posts

I can't believe that she had surgery recently. I wonder for what?

The post between ours mentions what it could have been for. I just find the whole situation a bit...unsettling, I suppose. In addition to all the huge ethical issues, to waste finite resources on someone who is clearly dead is quite irresponsible.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience. 142 Articles; 9,972 Posts

It's a blessing. Maybe now the family can let her rest in peace.

Horseshoe

Horseshoe, BSN, RN

5,879 Posts

The long and the short of it from someone who claims to have inside knowledge of what happened:

-Jahi had been hospitalized several times for various issues, including January and April of this year for some kind of undisclosed intestinal issue.

-Allegedly Jahi was treated with antibiotics during each of her admissions, but no willing surgeons could be found to do any more than that.

-In early June she was taken to surgery, where no overt explanations for her issues could be found.

-Jahi nevertheless began to decline, main issues being renal failure and lactic acidosis, culminating in disseminated intravascular coagulation, multi-system organ failure, and fulminant liver failure causing uncontrollable bleeding.

-Allegedly she was taken back to OR on June 22, was sent back to the intensive care unit, where she shortly arrested and was coded for over 2 hours sans success.

This has not been corroborated officially and could be completely manufactured, but I suspect it is a truthful account.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,668 Posts

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