Jahi McMath, California teen at center of brain-death controversy, has died
OK, so about 4 1/2 years ago i started a thread about Jahi McMath. Jahi was a 13 year old girl that went into cardiac arrest after having surgery to have her tonsils removed. After Jahi was declared brain dead, the hospital that she had surgery at wanted to have her removed from life support. Her parents refused and that in turn set off a legal fight. Her parents were eventually allowed to move Jahi from the hospital, with life support intact, but sadly Jahi died late last month...
After having my mother go into cardiac arrest and die after having surgery, one thing I've learned is that no surgery is "routine".
Rest in Peace Jahi.
Full article here. Taken from cnn.com
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
Updated 11:16 AM ET, Fri June 29, 2018
(CNN)Jahi McMath, an Oakland teenager whose brain-death following a routine tonsil surgery in 2013 created national headlines, died on June 22, according to the family's attorney.
She was 13 when she underwent surgery to treat pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that made her stop breathing in her sleep and caused other medical problems.
Nearly five years later, "Jahi died as the result of complications associated with liver failure," the statement from attorney Christopher Dolan said.
She underwent surgery on December 9, 2013 at the Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. After the procedure to remove her tonsils, adenoids and extra sinus tissue Jahi was alert and talking to doctors and even requested a Popsicle.
According to her family, Jahi was in the intensive care unit when she started to bleed and went into cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013 she was declared brain-dead. Her family disagreed with the declaration...
Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.