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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    The parents wanted to inflict surgery on their son so he could die in the location they preferred, where he had never ever been.
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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i approve it when it is determined by trained medical professionals
    and you'd be ok with this if it were your child?

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The parents wanted to inflict surgery on their son so he could die in the location they preferred, where he had never ever been.
    It's so easy to say "The Evil Judge".

    Doctors probably had a case that they presented to the judge that won out against the parents case to have the baby die in their own home.

    I can't say I support the doctors or the judges position, but if this is on doctors advice, I want to hear their reasoning behind why they denied the families request, then we could make a more accurate assessment of the situation.

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It's so easy to say "The Evil Judge".

    Doctors probably had a case that they presented to the judge that won out against the parents case to have the baby die in their own home.

    I can't say I support the doctors or the judges position, but if this is on doctors advice, I want to hear their reasoning behind why they denied the families request, then we could make a more accurate assessment of the situation.
    I just don't want a judge anywhere near any of this.

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Let's be straight with what happened folks... the government health care officials decided he should be taken off the respirator... and the judge ordered the father to comply... he refused. The judge did not decide the child should be removed from life support, the government health authority did.

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Let's be straight with what happened folks... the government health care officials decided he should be taken off the respirator... and the judge ordered the father to comply... he refused. The judge did not decide the child should be removed from life support, the government health authority did.
    "Health Officials" sure sound alot scarier then the "Doctors" that were taking care of the terminally ill child that had no chance of living. No where does it say that a government beaurocrat took out a piece of paper, signed it and sentenced the baby to death. It appears the doctors felt it was the right decision.

    Again I do not support what the judge did, but if you're gonna turn this into an "Obama-care Death Panel" scenario that's going down the wrong path here.

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    Re: Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The parents wanted to inflict surgery on their son so he could die in the location they preferred, where he had never ever been.
    What an ***hole thing to say.

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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    It would be OK with as long as the child is as this child is. And it is done daily here in the states, not by the government, but by others in the medical profession. Very few of them get the press Chaivo did, but money isn't there, the person is dead, and they are moved to being released from life support in dozens of ways.

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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    So this is our future if we don't destroy Obamacare

    FoxNews.com - Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Denied Request for Hospital Transfer

    The parents of a Canadian boy ordered off life support by government health officials have been denied a request to transfer the 13-month-old to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
    Health care economist Dr. Devon Herrick, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, said the structure of the Canadian health care system allows public officials to make patient care decisions.“Hospitals have global budgets as opposed to charging patients or their insurance companies, so the officials would have far more power over what their individual hospitals do,” Herrick said. "If it were in the U.S., you wouldn’t have public officials who would have the power to tell a hospital to do this or do that."
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    Re: Canadian government orders child off life support

    First of all, the OP is a lie. Here is the real story from Canada's main news network, the CBC: Dying Ont. baby's transfer to Detroit denied - Windsor - CBC News

    The issue is that the child's breathing passage is completely obstructed because of a neurological disorder. The kid is a vegetable, basically. The parents want the kid to die at home with them, but in order to do so the kid requires a tracheotomy so that he can at least breathe partially for the few hours it will take him to die. The doctors said that performing surgery now is pointless because the child is going to die either way, tracheotomy or no tracheotomy.

    The whole story is about the parents wanting the kid to die at home and trying to force the hospital to perform a surgery that is a futile waste of medical resources. They tried taking the issue to court, and the courts support the doctors. They tried transferring the kid to a hospital in Detroit to get the surgery performed, and Detroit said no.

    The parents are just in denial. Why should medical resources be wasted to support that? Let the kid die.

    Shame on the OP and Fox News for lying and leaving out the actual details. An American hospital rejected the surgery request. This has nothing to do with style of health care and everything to do with a couple of parents who are having trouble letting go, which is understandable.

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