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How do you feel about this controversial story about the baby in Canada? The hospital wants the parents to consent to the baby being taken off life support and the parents refuse.

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I certainly feel for the parents.  Unfortunately the tracheotomy doesn’t appear that it would improve the child’s quality of life, but extend the child’s suffering until he dies at some unknown time from pneumonia, etc.  Is it right to use up limited medical resources on patients with no hope of improvement, but to possibly prolong suffering?  Will the hospital agree to remove the breathing tube with the child in his parent’s arms and surrounded by loved ones?  The image in my mind is so sad of the child choking to death.  We treat unwanted dogs better than that!


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      UK Girl wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • very hard and very difficult .......




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • As I read the article, the understanding I get is that everyone knows the baby will die, it’s just a matter of when and that the parents just want to take him home to die.  I cannot imagine why a court would not agree with that!!!  

      This sounds like one more case of parents rights being dismissed and stomped on because doctors think they know better.  

       It’s awful.




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • It is very scary, and it makes my blood boil.

      We need the right to be born at home, and no matter what our age, die at home surrounded by those who love us.




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      Mztracy wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • I just do not understand why they cannot bring the baby home to die. heartbreak




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • This is how laws are really messed up at times. They parents couldn’t bring him home because it was to risky (laughing a dry with laugh yet?) because until either the. Parents signed the order to remove from ventilator or the hospital got the court order they are bound by ” do no harm” and it leads into legal aspects.
      It’s a rock and a hard place laws designed for one thing can counter another.
      Cris




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      Anne E wrote Feb 23, 2011
    • I certainly feel for the parents.  Unfortunately the tracheotomy doesn’t appear that it would improve the child’s quality of life, but extend the child’s suffering until he dies at some unknown time from pneumonia, etc.  Is it right to use up limited medical resources on patients with no hope of improvement, but to possibly prolong suffering?  Will the hospital agree to remove the breathing tube with the child in his parent’s arms and surrounded by loved ones?  The image in my mind is so sad of the child choking to death.  We treat unwanted dogs better than that!




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