Tuesday, March 15, 2005


The above link takes you to a story about a man who is hospitalized, but whose family wants to keep him alive. He had been an invalid, but entered the hospital because of medical complications.

While there, he suffered a "code", and was placed on a ventilator. The hospital wants him dead.

The family's attorney said
that he believes the hospital wants to discontinue care because Nikolouzos' Medicare funding is running out.

His wife said
he is not brain-dead and the part of the brain that controls breathing is still functioning. Although his eyes were open and fixed when he first was placed on the ventilator, he has started blinking

Not good enough, ruled the judge. His 10 days of reprieve is up on Friday.

So is Terri's time.

It's getting depressing to ask "what's next".

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