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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    She was 14 weeks when this first happened - only now is she 20 weeks.

    SHE made the choice and decided she didn't want to be on life support. They should not have the right to alter HER decision on this.

    Respect the final wishes of the deceased when it comes to their actual body, please.
    When only their body is a stake, that's fine. But if another human is on the line, I don't see the issue here other than maybe...maybe the taxpayers should foot the bill for the remaining time kept alive to save the child.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    When only their body is a stake, that's fine. But if another human is on the line, I don't see the issue here other than maybe...maybe the taxpayers should foot the bill for the remaining time kept alive to save the child.
    And for the entirety of its life?

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Nope. Her airway can't be cleared by itself, she will start digesting her own digestive system and her muscles will decay due to neurological death. Regardless of any proper nursing, she will decompose.
    Well, I am assuming that the person would be kept alive via tube feeding, drugs to regulate blood pressure, and hormonal drugs as well, in which case, the body could be kept alive for a relatively long time. As for the woman that this thread is about, she isn't brain-dead from what I understand.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, I am assuming that the person would be kept alive via tube feeding, drugs to regulate blood pressure, and hormonal drugs as well, in which case, the body could be kept alive for a relatively long time. As for the woman that this thread is about, she isn't brain-dead from what I understand.
    She he is brain dead according to every media outlet I've come across. Cardiopulmonary collapse is a pretty common occurrence in brain death, leading to enteric ischaemia leading to a gut. imbalance of bacteria and self digestion. Her lungs will continue to fill with foul gunk no matter the quality of lavage. Nothing can be done about her soft tissue wasting.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    When only their body is a stake, that's fine. But if another human is on the line, I don't see the issue here other than maybe...maybe the taxpayers should foot the bill for the remaining time kept alive to save the child.
    A woman's body should never been seen and used as just an incubator - which is all they're doing.

    I find it offensive on a moral level that they'll put aside everything for one far from being born infant. She 14 weeks into her pregnancy when she went into a vegetative state. This situation should not be happening. They should have let the husband mourn the loss of infant and wife in a respectable manner rather than abducting the concept of letting her go and turning her into a science experiment.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    since protocol seems to very so much seems it can be anywhere from $3,500 to 11,000 a day. ANd thats not anything else just ICU life support.

    so this could cost 245K-770K and up.
    Who pays that?
    Who responsibility is that?

    Woman is legally dead
    this is against the husband/fathers and families wishes
    insurance could be a typical insurance company and claim the woman is legally dead and or the ZEF isnt covered

    seems to me if its a state law they should cover it
    You have to pull teeth in that state to get help for the working poor (too rich for Medicaid too poor to afford health care)yet they go all out for a dead woman who never wanted to be hooked up to all the machines.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    A woman's body should never been seen and used as just an incubator - which is all they're doing.

    I find it offensive on a moral level that they'll put aside everything for one far from being born infant. She 14 weeks into her pregnancy when she went into a vegetative state. This situation should not be happening. They should have let the husband mourn the loss of infant and wife in a respectable manner rather than abducting the concept of letting her go and turning her into a science experiment.
    Not vegetative. DEAD.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I find it offensive on a moral level that they'll put aside everything for one far from being born infant.
    After that other thread, what you "find offensive on a moral level" is a pretty solid indicator of the right thing to do.

    Nothing says you have to be for killing every kid all the time, you know.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    So where do you draw the line. What if she was 3 weeks pregnant?
    I don't presume top draw the line - I leave it to medical science to determine if saving the fetus and bringing it to term or independent existence is feasible and/or likely. I doubt very much, in your example, that doctors would know a woman is 3 weeks pregnant - the woman likely wouldn't even know - until an autopsy was done, so the point is moot. I'll always take the side of saving innocent life, where possible.
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