January 10, 2014
01/01/14 Jahi's Legacy - by CaliGirl9
01/03/14 The Long, Sad Death of Jahi McMath - by CaliGirl9
01/05/14 Jahi McMath: Merely Dead, or Really Most Sincerely Dead? - by KZ
The last independent information the public received on Jahi McMath was Dr. Heidi Flori's January 3, sworn statement as to the condition of Jahi's body, and following that, Children's Hospital Oakland confirmed to The Oakland Press that her body had been removed from the hospital Sunday evening (1/5).
We still do not know to what facility/hospital Jahi's body was moved. McMath's family and attorney have been tight lipped in that regard, but they have been very vocal when it comes to other information they want to tell the general public. I believe the first notification that Jahi's body had procedures to insert tracheotomy and gastric feeding tubes came from Omari Sealy's (Jahi's uncle and spokesperson) Instagram page. Family attorney Christoper Dolan told the press the same thing and the media repeated the information.
On the Faceboook Support Jahi Page, there is a photo of someone (mother? sister?) holding Jahi's hand. I understand that there is supposedly another image of someone holding Jahi's hand, alleged to have been posted on Jahi's sister's Instagram or Twitter account. It is unknown when these photos were actually taken. They could have been taken days or weeks before they were uploaded to the web. We just don't know.
With independent information about this case coming to a standstill, speculation abounds on news reports, message boards and blogs as to where Jahi is and how long it will be before her body's other organs begin to fail completely. Still, there are many issues that I think warrant discussion in this case.
There have been statements made in the comments here that the concept of brain death diagnosis was only made to support organ donation. One of T&T's readers found this study on Pub Med that refutes that claim. It's a good read.
I've started a Jahi McMath Quick Links Page to gather relevant links all in one place. If you have a link that is relevant, please post it on this story and I will add it to the Quick Links. Any and all help in building that page will be appreciated.
I'd also like to pass on some links to a few other documents that hopefully will continue the conversation. There is a good story in the New York Times discussing Jahi's case as well as that of Marlise Munoz: At Issue in 2 Wrenching Cases: What to Do After the Brain Dies?
CLASSIC CASES IN MEDICAL ETHICS, Chapter 14 by Gregory E. Pence
California Health & Safety Code 1254.4
RESEARCH GATE: A clinico-neuropathological study on brain death
Discover Magazine - The Beating Heart Donors 5/2012
The Catholic Key - Sometimes things are not as they seem by Bishop Finn
01/09/14 San Jose Mercury News - Medical Experts Say Organ Failure Inevitable
01/10/14 NBC Bay Area: Friends Believe Jahi McMath "Quiet Leader" is Alive