I was disgusted. Who the hell gives that dr the right to play God and decide who gets to live and die. It wasn't like they were even trying to get on the waiting list, they were willing to find a family donor. A dr takes an Oath to do no harm, well i think making a precious little girl die just because she is MR(as he said) is doing harm in fact it should be criminal!!!!!! Kay
Oh dear God. It's unbelievable this can happen in this day and age. I think I was as horrified by the manner in which those parents were spoken to as the attitude towards their child. A case like this needs to be taken to court with national publicity and held up to the disability discrimination legislation and the hypocratic oath, it can't possibly legal stand up against either.
this just makes me absolutely sick. i can't imagine thinking of my son with disabilities not getting someting to save his life just bc he isnt perfect in a doctors eyes. this is so, so,so wrong!
Wow, that whole attitude is way creepier than it even appears at first glance. Hitler and his thugs also believed some people had more rights than others and then needed crematoriums to take care of those deemed unworthy to live. How is this doctor any different? As a pediatric nurse for 30 years at a large teaching hospital I will say that this is NOT the standard response to a child who needs a transplant or any other surgery. For example, I've cared for a non-speaking, non-walking child with a rare chromosomal defect (for lack of a better term) who is in medical foster care and received a transplanted kidney after being on the transplantation list. She is now medically stable, and she is cherished by the nursing staff and of course by her foster family. She is only one of many examples, but my point is that there are places that would embrace a motivated family and work toward obtaining transplantation and the care and teaching that accompany it. You can always find appalling attitudes in our society, and unfortunately this family got trapped in a roomful of them. I hope their journey takes them quickly to the professionals that will see their child as the person she is, made in God's image and valuable because she is a human being.
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