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Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« on: February 23, 2011, 04:16:51 PM »
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The Canadian family of a 13-month-old boy clinging to life support has defied a court order to remove the boy’s breathing tube and now is looking to an American hospital for what experts say would be a miracle recovery.

The boy, Joseph Maraachli, has been in a vegetative state at a hospital in London, Ontario, since last fall. He’s been treated for a neurodegenerative disease that doctors ruled leaves no hope for the boy.

A Superior Court judge, in turn, ordered that Maraachli’s breathing tube be removed on Monday. But his family refused, insisting that the boy be released to his family’s care, according to CBC News.

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The parents now are trying to move their son to a Detroit hospital. The Children's Hospital of Michigan agreed to look at Joseph's lengthy medical record and determine whether he's a candidate for transfer.

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More http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/22/canadian-family-fights-babys-beathing-tube-place/#

Detroit?  Isn't that in the US, the evil and non-exceptional US?  ::)
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 04:25:09 PM »
I just heard this on the radio a few minutes ago. They want the doctors to do a tracheotomy so they can take him home and the doctors/courts just want him dead. As I understood it from the radio, they have to get permission to bring him to the US for the trach.

I had one when I was 6. It saved my life.
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 05:03:38 PM »
Pull Beiber's tube.
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 05:22:45 PM »
These silly parents must not realize that the care their son is receiving is FREE and therefore superior.   

Heartbreaking story.  I saw it on Fox this morning.

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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 04:30:44 PM »
The dangers of socialized medicine. Could this happen in America with Obamacare? You bet so!
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 11:17:54 PM »
If there is no hope for him and he's in a vegetative state why keep him alive with machines? How long do you keep someone like that alive on machines before you pull the plug?

If they want him to stay they should have to pay for it, not me. I don't disagree with the doctors on this.

And Detroit didn't take him if I remember right.

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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 10:01:42 AM »
If they want him to stay they should have to pay for it, not me. I don't disagree with the doctors on this.

You just killed the entire argument for Socialized medicine proponents.

(BTW, here in the land of the moral, we have child charity hospitals that'll take him on and not look at him as a number.
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 10:06:10 AM »
From what I understand, the parents aren't wanting the child to be kept on life support indefinitely.  They want a tracheotomy performed so breathing tubes can be removed so they can take the child home to die there instead of in the hospital.

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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 01:07:16 AM »
From what I understand, the parents aren't wanting the child to be kept on life support indefinitely.  They want a tracheotomy performed so breathing tubes can be removed so they can take the child home to die there instead of in the hospital.

Wait then why does it say theyre trying to keep it in place. This whole thing has me confused.
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Re: Canadian Family Fights to Keep Boy's Breathing Tube in Place
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 06:18:10 AM »
Wait then why does it say theyre trying to keep it in place. This whole thing has me confused.
The hospital in Canada refused to give the child a trach and let him go home...they wanted to remove his breathing tube and force him to die in the hospital.  All the American hospital did was carry out that simple operation so he could go home.
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