The 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after routine tonsil surgery will likely be kept alive through Christmas.
After a hearing on Monday, Jahi McMath’s uncle, Omari Sealey, told ABC News:
‘We’re definitely going to have her past Christmas, we believe, which is something that’s huge,’
‘We wanted to make sure they (the hospital) didn’t take her (off life support) before Christmas. We’re in an OK place right now.’
Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, attended the court hearing to determine whether a temporary restraining order put in place Friday would be extended.
The current order prevents Children’s Hospital in Oakland from removing Jahi from life support. The hospital is seeking to have the restraining order lifted.
ABC News reports:
The most important thing [today] is the judge is leaving the temporary restraining order in place,” Christopher Dolan, the family’s attorney, said after the hearing. “We consider this a major victory.”
Dolan explained that the family is intent on keeping Jahi alive, on life support, as long as they can.
“The family’s goal is to keep her alive as long as possible because they’ve seen so many issues of spontaneous recovery,” Dolan said.
The family has claimed that the hospital has tried to move Jahi out of the hospital or remove her from life support.
While two doctors have already declared Jahi brain dead, the court ruled that an independent doctor, Stanford University Dr. Paul Graham Fisher, would be appointed to examine brain-test results and return to court Tuesday with his findings.
Our prayer are with Jahi’s family during this tough time.
SOURCE: ABC News