The thread on the general nursing board has me curious. I have never seen this in our unit. If the baby is able to get off the vent and have a "life" as bad as it may be, we always attempt feeds and give IVF. Most of our kids like this end up NG or GT fed. We have had DNR kids go home with tube feeds, but we have never offered the option of just taking them home without anything. That poor little one most likely has enough brain left to go on ticking along for a while.
Sigh...I really don't like those big full term kids like that