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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Baby Knya Dies Unexpectedly

From Houston Chronicle

The baby at the heart of a life support battle at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital unexpectedly died this morning.

Over the objections of her parents, the hospital's ethics board decided last week doctors should unplug the 6-month-old girl's respirator next Monday because they considered her case hopeless and continued care inhumane. Besides leukemia and a brain tumor, Knya Dismuke-Howard had multiple-organ failure and a serious bacterial infection, the frequent cleaning of which was causing suffering, doctors said. She was on morphine and other opiates to relieve pain.

I hope this was God bringing this dear child home.

But as a parent I would want an autopsy...
papijoe 8:49 AM