Canada Health Care: Court Says Remove Breathing Tube
There is no explanation as to why the court has "demanded" that the breathing tube be removed.
The Canadian family of a 13-month-old boy clinging to life support has defied a court order to remove the boy’s breathing tube and now is looking to an American hospital for what experts say would be a miracle recovery.
The baby suffers from
So, it appears that the family's wishes cannot supercede those of the doctors' opinion?
a neurodegenerative disease that doctors ruled leaves no hope for the boy.
The family says removing the ventilator would promise an agonizing death for the boy. They asked that doctors at least perform a tracheotomy that would allow Joseph to die at home, but the Canadian hospital has refused.
The Children's Hospital of Michigan agreed to look at Joseph's lengthy medical record and determine whether he's a candidate for transfer.