- Nov 8, 2010
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He wasn't in a coma. He was brain dead. A brain that is dead can not be jump started.
Yes. Exactly. He's been brain dead for about 5 months. It's pretty likely there is no "brain" left to be jump started. Brain tissue deteriorates and disintegrates pretty quickly. He had lots and lots of testing done months ago. I'm certain it included MRI and flow studies, in addition to the usual UDDA neuro death criteria.
Brain death is vastly different from "coma". It is exquisitely irresponsible and deceptive for attorneys and the mother to continue to use terms like "brain injury" and "coma".
Again, the doctors and hospitals cannot comment due to privacy issues. So the inaccurate, irresponsible comments are repeated over and over by unethical journalists, convincing a segment of the readership that what they say is "true", when it is definitely not.
Brain death is not an "opinion." It is a biological, anatomical, and physiological fact, provable with evidence. Those that believe otherwise are embracing theology and religion, not science and medicine. NO one, not a single person in all of the world, has ever recovered from *PROPERLY* diagnosed and documented brain death. This unfortunate little one had months and months of treatment and evaluation, by specialists at 5 or 6 hospitals in 2 countries. He was brain dead.
There can be no rational disbelief of that diagnosis or process-- although I do understand a mother's denial. The enabling pro-life attorneys are opportunistic vultures, IMO. They care only for high profile opportunities to publicize to advance their political ideas using vulnerable families. JMO.