in the news.
If I remember correctly, his deep coma (what laypeople think of as coma totally out, not awake, not aware)was only for a month or so. He was in a minimally conscious state.
Not a deep coma. Clearly no where near brain death. He was a person who might have been able to interact with his surroundings during that time, although his family may not have recognized a grunt or moan as "interacting". When he finally was able to say "pepsi" it was a leap, but not a leap from a down and out coma. Traumatic head injuries are substantially different in how they recover from non traumatic brain injuries.
I was always disgusted to see this case -that was touted by those surrounding Schiavo's parent's) - as proof that Terri could recover. The cases were in no way remotely similar.It was sad that folks were making the family believe this was possible for their daughter .Not just sad. Cruel.
Here is a link that will answer your questions.
American Academy of Neurology Guidelines for Brain Death Determination | Welcome to Clinical Operations | Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency at Miller School of Medicine
When folks have linked evidence of misdiagnosis of brain death, it seems to be issues with the process - inexperienced (or with a harvesting agenda) clinicians not following proper protocols. If there is any thought that the clinicians at Childrens Hospital have not followed protocols properly, I am not hearing about it.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
Link. From the article:
"His comments came as papers issued for a district court case to discuss the original injunction, due to expire today, revealed the mountain the family have to climb. Dr Heidi Flori, a Children's Hospital Oakland paediatrician, wrote that there were clear indications that Jahi's body was deteriorating. She said that because of brain stem damage, Jahi could not regulate life sustaining functions such as heart rate, temperature and breathing. The tissues under her skin were losing their elasticity, and her muscles were contracting, she said. Her blood pressure spiked but was gradually declining and was now half what it was, she added, and blankets were needed to maintain a constant temperature."