The treatments Aden needs aren't that complicated. A tracheostomy and feeding tube, the simple administration of thyroid hormone which can be given by pill under the tongue. What is the matter with doctors and nurses today that they can stand by cavalierly and deliberately with malice aforethough let patients decline when they can be helped? Pray for Aden and send St. Mary's an email or make a call to the hospital administration. Their contact page is here.
Here's the email I sent to the hospital and if I lived in Reno I'd be out front with a huge banner. Maybe it's time to picket the hospital administrator's neighborhood with flyers asking why they are neglecting this young woman.
Why are you refusing to provide simple medical treatment like a tracheostomy and thyroid hormone to Aden Hailu? She has a right to medical treatment that can help her heal. This kind of medical neglect is especially despicable at a Catholic hospital that should be committed to providing the best care to those who are particularly vulnerable.Would you trust this hospital with your loved ones? I sure wouldn't!
I'm praying for the staff at St. Mary's and telling everyone I know to avoid using St. Mary's for their medical care.