Dying Windsor Baby article on MSN home page
Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:20 PM
Today I saw that the story has made headlines on the MSN homepage..
So so sad
Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:57 PM
I agree the story is very sad and also makes me mad for those poor parents
Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:34 PM
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:47 PM
The parents want them to put in a treach(sp) to help the child pass more peacefully, and they cant find a hospital to do this in.
The parents also had another child with the same condition pass several years ago, and in that case, the trach was put in.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:50 PM
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:44 PM
I also read that he in a persistent vegetative state, so he wouldn't necessarily "feel" the pain associated with any of it. Though I am not sure how much they can prove or disprove that.
Parents, understandably so, tend to want to hold on longer than what is natural. The child has zero quality of life, and I think that's where the human rights come in. He is being kept alive by artificial means when all signs show he would have passed away already if not for those interventions. There is no hope of recovery, they are prolonging the inevitable. Again, I 100% understand their position!
I think it's a shame that this is happening because it's so much more grief added to an already completely devastating situation. IMO, the best thing they could do would be to keep him sedated, remove the breathing tube and let him die in peace. No trach and no further interventions. That is not my choice, however!
Edited by ~Jill~, 24 February 2011 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:45 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:19 PM
The whole story is sad though.