Doctors Refused to Help This Baby With Trisomy 18, She Almost Died But This Happened
This little girl needed surgery to lengthen her jaw and open up her airways. The first hospital refused. The second gave her the life-saving surgery she needed.
Jim Sedlack, head of STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood) tells a family story that illustrates how doctors use comfort care to kill the elderly whom they consider useless and ready for the glue factory.
Jim's mother-in-law was in no pain so why the drip? Morphine suppresses breathing and is a common means these days to hasten death. The family immediately withdrew their permission for comfort care and demanded treatment. Jim's mother-in-law was back at the nursing home a week later where the staff loved her and welcomed her with open arms. She lived another six months enjoying all the group activities of the home.
The moral of the story? Just because someone is wearing a white lab coat, has an M.D. after his name, and works at a hospital, doesn't mean he has a patient's best interests at heart. Be your own and your family's advocate.