Jahi McMath’s family is still fighting for her life in a California hospital after she was declared brain-dead from a routine tonsil surgery.
According to her mother, Jahi isn’t being treated properly while she is on life support, not being fed.
Nailah Winkfield recently told Good Morning America:
“To watch my daughter just sit there and not have food … I’m just so happy that she is kind of a thick girl so she still looks good. I tell her every day, ‘Jahi, you losin’ weight girl, but you still look good.’ I just think it’s inhumane to not feed my child, to not refer to her by her name, and stop us in our tracks.”
The hospital staff has also stopped referring to Jahi by her name but instead as the body. Nailah says:
‘I tell her every day, ‘Jahi, you losin’ weight girl, but you still look good.’ I just think it’s inhumane to not feed my child, to not refer to her by her name, and stop us in our tracks.’
‘I hate it that they refer to her as just the body or the deceased; that is my child that they’re talking about,’ Winkfield said to ABC News.
‘They don’t even use her name.’
Apparently, the mother was told by hospital officials that they can’t give Jahi any feeding tubes because it would be operating on a dead body.
Hospital attorney Douglas Straus said of the case:
“Performing medical procedures on the body of a deceased human being is simply not something Children’s Hospital can do or ask its staff to assist in doing.”
Even though she has been declared brain dead, Jahi’s family is still insisting that she is alive and won’t stop until she gets treatment.
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SOURCE: NY Daily News