Saturday, July 22, 2017

After US Neurosurgeon Says He Can Treat Charlie Gard, the Baby’s UK Doctors Still Think He Should Die

Via Billy


Earlier this week, an American neurosurgeon flew to the U.K. to evaluate terminally ill baby Charlie Gard after a so-called E.U. “High Court” ruled the infant should be allowed to die.

Dr. Michio Hirano spent hours with Charlie and determined his experimental therapy could potentially help treat the baby. Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome and has apparently suffered brain damage.

Dr. Hirano disagrees with British doctors that Charlie has suffered “irreversible brain damage.”

But the British doctors at the hospital that has been treating Charlie are still “unconvinced” by Dr. Hirano’s assessment and believe he should be allowed to “die with dignity,” according to the Telegraph.

4 comments:

  1. How about we let the UK doctors and the judges on the EU High Court, what ever that is die with out dignity and a slow and macabre death... Only reason they say that is the baby is white, if it had been any other color they would have moved mountains.

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    1. they would have moved mountains.

      Good point.

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  2. From what I am gathering the competency and skill of the Brit doctors is far behind the skills of the US doctor. That is the prime reason they do not want Charlie treated as it will show what true single payer health care is all about.

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