Saturday, January 4, 2014
The clock is ticking . . .
Pursuant to a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by Judge Grillo of the Superior Court, Children’s Hospital in Oakland will remove Jahi McMath from a ventilator at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 7th, unless the conditions in the stipulation below are met. Nailah Winkfield (Jahi McMath’s mother) and Children’s Hospital in Oakland reached this agreement yesterday afternoon regarding the hospital’s release of Jahi McMath’s body to her mother for transfer to a hospital willing to take her.
This agreement is acceptable to both sides because the transfer will be via the Coroner, who has already issued a death certificate.
1. The Coroner has to sign a document acknowledging that it has accepted Jahi McMath’s body from the hospital.
2. Nailah Winkfield must agree that she shall be wholly and exclusively responsible for Jahi McMath the moment custody is transferred in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit and acknowledge that she understands that the transfer and subsequent transport could impact the condition of the body, including causing cardiac arrest.
3. The TRO existing under the Superior Court’s order of December 26, 2013, as extended to 5 pm January 7, 2014 by order of December 30, 2013 shall be dissolved and of no further enforceability effective upon the transfer of the body in the ICU.
4. The transfer team will be allowed to use the Dover Street entrance and park in the driveway circle with aaccess provided to the adjacent entrance used by the air transport teams that use Children’s heliport.
5. The transfer team will be permitted to come into the ICU-transfer Jahi to their gurney-transfer her her IV’s and other fluids to their poles, transfer the endotracheal tube and attached hose to their vent-be allowed to take the Pulse Ox Indicator-leads or other items attached to Jahi’s body (if they so desire) and then once they have her situated they take her down to the Dover Street entrance.
6. At the time of transfer, her current orders, medications, and medication orders and other recent orders and a status report on her current vital signs and instrument labs will be provided to the transport team to a new facility.
7. This stipulation lasts as long as the current TRO lasts, but no longer.
And so, this agonizing horror story continues with a brain-dead child and a mother who refuses to believe that her daughter is dead.
I feel really bad for Jahi’s mother and I hope others will join me in praying for her to accept that Jahi’s spirit has moved on to the spirit world and is no longer among the living.