This was originally posted on Jahi McMath thread, in Current Events - Up to the Minute. To avoid highjacking that thread, I'm starting this thread w Isaac's story. Thx again, Quester. Quester Thanks for the link. Dad is charged w injury to 2 m/o baby boy, who was declared brain-dead in Louisville KY Kosair Children's Hospital. Mom's atty argues to ct that Mom is the one entitled to decide about when to cease further care. "Lopez at first told police he found the boy on the sofa, shaking with his eyes rolled back in his head, according to the arrest report, and he didn't know what happened to him. But then he told police that he hit the child's head on the wall as they left the home, then said he also banged the child's head against the bathtub while bathing him five days before he arrived at the hospital, the arrest report says.He said the baby began crying incessantly, stopped eating and grew lethargic, police said. Lopez said he attempted to take the boy to doctors, but "abandoned efforts because the facilities asked too many questions or they were too far away" from their home on Minors Lane in southern Jefferson County. "He and the child's mother eventually took the child to Kosair." ".... In addition to the ventilator and feeding tube, he is injected with adrenaline to keep his heart and his blood vessels functioning. He gets hormone infusions to replace those from dying glands. His thyroid, his electrolytes, nearly all natural bodily functions, must now be produced or regulated by medicine and machines." [per baby's doctor's testimony in ct.] "But Issac's case is further confused by the criminal aspect: His father, Juan Alejandro Lopez Rosales, is in jail, charged with first-degree criminal abuse. Louisville Metro Police intend to charge him with murder once a death certificate is issued for the baby." [Coroner said death cert will show DoD as July 2, a few days after baby was admitted to hosp.]. BBM Is Mom's insistence on continued care, a way to delay or prevent further charges against husband-dad? Poor little thing, RIP Isaac. Sad, sad, sad story. Just saying 'continuing care' for the brain-dead can be spurred by different reasons. ETA: Copying & pasting a couple posts from Jahi's thread.